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Alleged thief attacked in Gabane this morning

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This morning angry villagers attacked a young man who was suspected to be the thief who steals almost anything from households, from clothes, cellphones and even cutlery.

Another episode of kill these criminals ensued this morning in Gabane. Just last week, a man was beaten to a pulp over allegations that he forms part of the gang that allegedly goes around stealing people’s properties and it seems the villagers are fed up and want to get rid of the criminals.

The gang is said to compromise of about 15 criminals, all wearing a similar Puma sneaker. Balete have even nicknamed them ‘Rralenao’. Assistant Superintendent Zachariah Tshenyego of Mogoditshane said they have a case of last week’s attacks but his office has not received a report of today’s happenings. More details to follow…

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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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Sun ePaper Wednesday 05 August 2020

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