Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Latest News

Step-grandfather, son arrested for raping girl, 10

Police have arrested a 65-year-old man and his son on allegations of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl at Kgosing-Boseja ward in Thamaga,.

The duo who are the step grandfather and 25-year-old uncle to the victim are alleged to have committed the offense early in August, 2020 while the mother was at work in Ghanzi.

The Standard 2 girl, was alleged to have been sexually molested by her grandmother’s boyfriend and the uncle who is the biological son to the grandmother and her boyfriend on different occasions when the grandmother was away.

This publication has reliably been informed that the grandmother had been staying in Gaborone and later after the death of her husband, she moved with her children including the victim to the boyfriend’s place in Thamaga.

Confirming the traumatic incident, Thamaga Police Station Commander, Superintendent Moses Kwarare revealed that the alleged rape were only realised after the girls’ mother visited her on August 23rd, 2020.

“When the mother arrived, the victim told her of the ordeal and she just assumed she was kidding. Later on August 27th,2020, that was when the mother realised the issue was serious when she noticed that her daughter had difficulty walking and upon questioning her again she told of  how the duo have been sexually molesting her,” said the station commander.

However, it is alleged that there is also a third suspect, a 13-year-old neighbour who had also raped the same victim.

Upon being asked on the allegations, Superintendent Kwarare said they are not certain about it, and that since he is a juvenile, social workers are involved to assist with investigations.

He said as for now, the girl has been taken for medical examination and they are awaiting results.

The duo who are in Thamaga police cells are expected to be arraigned before Molepolole Magistrates Court this week.    

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Lebo T. Molefe

    01/09/2020 at 13:46

    This makes me very angry that grown-ass men see a standard 2 pupil as a sexual object. Those deserve the harshest sentence available..nxla!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like


WATCH: A murder convict who killed his lover by stabbing her heart, slitting her throat and waiting for hours for her to die before...


1 million expired doses get three-month extension At least a million doses of expired Pfizer vaccine will have their shelf lives extended by a...


WATCH: Contrary to their contributions to the review of the national constitution, Botswana Federation of Teachers Union (BFTU) has been accused of poor grasp...


AP dissolves YL Things are falling apart at the Alliance for Progressives’ youth structure, a sorry state that has forced the party to dissolve...


Police dismiss muti murder rumours in Goshwe Tutume and Goshwe residents were left perplexed on Friday afternoon when rumours that a Magapatona ward man...


Angry brother escapes jail after stabbing love rival A Maun man breathed a sigh of relief this week after he was handed a two-year...


Wairi licks his wounds after by-election defeat Weeks ahead of the Moselewapula Ward by-elections in Gerald Estate, Francistown, the then Umbrella for Democratic Change...


*Waiting list stands at 63,234 *Over 20,000 seeking Tati siding plots As one of the smallest districts in the country, at 5,960 square kilometres,...


Modukanele makes history in Birmingham Although ‘The Bronze Bomber’ is a nickname traditionally associated with American heavyweight, Deontay Wilder, closer to home, it is...


After almost 21 days of searching, Botswana Police and Botswana Defence Force dive teams have retrieved bodies of two fishermen who drowned in Gaborone...


Congress has to seal the deal – Ookeditse Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) issued a statement this week announcing the arrival of the Botswana...


Former Ngami BDP chair jailed to await sentencing A 39-year-old Tawana Land board member and former Ngami BDP Chairman, Kabo Kurusa, has been convicted...


In a bid to ease the girl child’s time at school and allow them to concentrate fully on their studies, a local church has...