Six perish in road accident


The police in Bobonong are investigating a road accident in which six people died after a combi they were travelling in rolled along the Bobonong-Gobajango road. The combi was carrying 15 passengers and it was travelling from Semolale and Gobajango to Bobonong.

Officer Commanding No. 10 District, Senior Superintendent Bonosi Molapisi confirmed the accident to Global Post in an interview. “Our preliminary investigations have revealed that the vehicle had a tyre burst and the driver lost control. The vehicle rolled over several times,” Molapisi noted.

“The victims were rushed to the hospital and six were confirmed dead upon arrival at the hospital. The deceased’s ages range from five to 64 years. There were three males and three females.”  Molapisi said six of the injured are currently admitted at the Bobonong Primary Hospital; two were referred to the Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital because they had sustained serious injuries. The driver of the combi was treated for minor injuries and has since been released from hospital. Molapisi advised public transport operators to always ensure that their vehicles are road worthy and exercise extra caution on the road.

Furthermore, Molapisi said they are still searching for a couple which allegedly beat to death a 34-year-old man in Moletemane village. “The couple allegedly attacked the deceased at his house and he sustained serious injuries on the head,” Molapisi lamented.

He revealed that the deceased was confirmed dead upon arrival at the hospital. Molapisi appealed to members of the public to assist with any information that might lead to the arrest of the suspects who fled the scene after accomplishing their mission.

Meanwhile, Botshabelo police in Selebi-Phikwe is investigating an incident in which a 31-year-old woman was allegedly murdered by his 30-year-old girlfriend. According to the station commander, Superintendent Gothusang Badubi, the deceased was discovered by her roommate with a stab wound on the neck. “We immediately embarked on a massive man hunt for the deceased’s boyfriend who was the main suspect,” Badubi explained.

The boyfriend’s decomposed body was however found hanging from a tree near the cemetery. Badubi said that the boyfriend was buried the same day since his body was discovered in a bad state. It is alleged that the couple, which had a child together, had a misunderstanding prior to the horrific incident. Badubi pleaded with members of the public to always seek counselling when they encounter challenges in their relationships rather than resorting to passion killings.