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The deceased leaves behind three children

Yvonne Mooka

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The late Daisy Mogojwe, who died in Block 6 fire incident with her boyfriend last Sunday leaves behind three children.“We are still in shock and we are finding it hard to come to terms over what happened. And we still have to inform our other relatives,” said one of her uncles.

The deceased’s grandmother, who had wanted to speak to The Midweek Sun team was quickly cut off by her daughter, the deceased’s aunt, who felt that it was too soon for her to be discussing the matter with the media. However, a sister to the grandmother of the late Mogojwe revealed that the 36-year old woman was a mother of three children. She said Mogojwe left the father of her children Mahetlhwe, near Molepolole for her new boyfriend sometimes late last year.

“She was the only child of her late mother, now she has left her children without a mother,” she said. According to the aunt, Mogojwe loved alcohol and would not listen when her grandmother told her of its risks. “She was staying with the father of her children and her in-laws in Mahetlhwe. We had thought that staying with them would reduce or stop her binge drinking. Her grandmother warned her several times that alcohol would kill her one day if she doesn’t quit but it fell into deaf ears. See how she died! Actually, it is because of her alcohol that her man and in-laws gave up on her,” she said.

The old woman also said that her family did not know her deceased boyfriend Stephen Ramoshabati Mokgalagadi. “We knew the father of her three children. Early this year I heard that she had left him and we’re shocked that she died with another man. We heard alcohol was a contributing factor but knowing Kwanta, (as Mogojwe was called), she loved her alcohol. She revealed that Mogojwe had inherited her mother’s house, where they died.

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BMC secures beef market in Seychelles

Dikarabo Ramadubu

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Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) will soon start to sell its beef to the Island of Seychelles. Not only will they sell frozen raw meat, but will also send corned beef for trial in the Island.

All this is thanks to last week’s visit by President Mokgweetsi Masisi who included in his delegation executive management of the BMC, led by Chief Executive Officer, Dr Akolang Tombale.
The agreement signed between BMC and two leading Seychelles companies, will see BMC exporting at least 48 tonnes of raw beef to the island possibly from October. The names of the two companies that BMC signed an agreement with are Seychelles Trading Company which is a quasi-government organisation, and Rosebelle Company which is privately owned.

Although both have agreed to trade with each other, BMC cannot start immediately, as they have to wait for the green light from Seychelles companies who still have to apply for import permits in accordance with the law of their republic.

Speaking to The Midweek Sun, Tombale expressed gratitude that they managed to get good business in Seychelles through the assistance of President Masisi. “We are ready to export any time from now. As you know Seychelles is an island surrounded by mountains and cannot produce much if not anything. “They therefore depend much on imports even from as far as Brazil and Europe. Their economy is driven by tourism and they do not differ much with the European market in terms of the demand for beef as most tourists come from Europe and United States.”

Dr. Tombale said they agreed with the two companies that since “we are not sure about the logistics we will start by selling 24tonnes to each company per month, meaning we will be supplying the Island with a total of 48 tonnes per month. The idea is to start small and grow bigger as the people get used to our beef.” BMC has also negotiated to sell small stock meat to Seychelles and successfully negotiated for local chicken farmers to start selling their range chicken to Seychelles as well.

According to Tombale, he negotiated the deal after being approached by local chicken farmers amongst them Kgosi Mosadi Seboko of Balete, who requested that “we should try to find a market for chicken farmers as we go around the world searching for the beef market.” Tombale revealed that for a start both range chickens and small stock will not be supplied in tonnes or large quantities as they will be sold on a trial basis.

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G-west community reunion-walk a resounding success

Keletso Thobega

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Multitudes turned up for the Mosengwaketsi community walk and braai session this past Saturday in Gaborone West. The walk was held in the morning and was preceded by football games and a braai session that went on until late in the evening.

According to the event director Tshenolo Palai, the aim of the community day event was to revive community spirit and address crime and social ills. “The Mosengwaketsi community reunion will be held not only to create a platform to build unity but also address the social ill of passion killings,” he said.

Palai said that they had also invited health stakeholders for a wellness segment because they had realised that there are many health related conditions that affect the quality of people’s lives hence they had joined forces with religious organisations, the business community, neighbourhood outreach policing and other stakeholders in the area to encourage a culture of unity and create dialogue between all the parties.

He noted that they had wanted to create a relaxed environment conducive for different people to engage and strengthen their networks. He said they were also concerned with the high rate of crimes of passion in Botswana and also wanted to create a platform for both men and women to open up on issues that affect them because most people tend to be more relaxed in a social setting.

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