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2 die in donkey cart accident

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Two people perished in Khekheng last week when a donkey cart they were travelling in was hit by Toyota Surf vehicle.

According to Kang Police Station Commander Superintendent Olebeng Chingane, the incident happened on July 3 in the evening. The donkey cart had eight people while the Surf had only the driver and a passenger. Chingane said that the Surf hit the cart from behind when it was turning at Khekheng T-junction.

“A 31-year-old woman and 35-year old-man died on the spot. Four passengers survived serious injuries and were rushed to Scottish Livingstone Hospital in Molepolole and discharged the same day. “A one and half year-old baby survived unharmed. One person is critical at Princess Marina hospital,” he said adding that no one was injured from the Surf vehicle.

Supt. Chingane said they have not arrested the driver, stating that they were still investigating the matter. The deceased were buried in Khekheng on Saturday.

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Church distances itself from Pastor who livestreamed his suicide

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Head Pastor at Metsimotlhabe Holiness Union Church France Koosimile has distanced his church from Phenyo Godfrey who committed suicide live on social media a week ago. Speaking to this publication this week, Koosimile said Godfrey was never a Pastor at Holiness church as assumed by many.

Godfrey, who goes by the name Bishop P Godfrey on social media, allegedly shot a video of himself committing suicide on Sunday evening. According to a few friends and those close to Godfrey, the deceased was from Molepolole and has been identified as a pastor at Holiness Union Church in Metsimotlhabe.

On the evening  of Sunday last week, he went live on Facebook and proceeded to put a rope around his neck. He was seen in the short video hanging by the neck until he took his last breath. TO READ THE FULL STORY, BUY THIS WEEK’S (11 August 2021)  PRINT EDITION OF THE MIDWEEK SUN AT A STORE NEAR YOU.

 

 

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Women challenged to step-up food production

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National Development Bank CEO, Lorato Morapedi has challenged women to take up more agribusiness ventures to cut down on the country’s food import bill.
With an annual P7 billion food import bill hanging over the country, Morapedi said women can significantly trim it down. “We need to get out of our comfort zones, let’s open our eyes and seize the opportunities,” said Morapedi, adding that women need to work in groups.
She emphasized that women should leverage on collective expertise found in clusters to grow the country’s food production sector.
“Grab the opportunities that exist with the food value chain,” she said, citing that women have been hard-hit by COVID-19 in their endeavors to put food on the table.
She further implored women not to shy away from finance development institutions (FDIs) to finance their projects. Morapedi bemoaned that a handful people are willing to go into food production despite the high import food bill that the country faces.
Very few people are doing food production; people are lazy to go into food production,” said Morapedi. She also highlighted that the country’s major supplier, South Africa is also not coping as COVID-19 challenges unravel.
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