Kgatleng men sector, a DMSAC sub-committee has raised concern that out of the 15 Botswana confirmed COVID-19 cases, 11 are males.
They say this has left their mandate frustrated at men sector since males are their main target in addressing social issues, health included.
They have noted how people continue to disregard the law by, among other things, selling tobacco and alcohol out there, thus forcing many to go out and buy at the secret places. “We express our strong position against such people who stagger government efforts to control this pandemic, more so that majority of users ( smokers) are men,” reads their statement.
Men have been urged to change character for the better, in the best interest of their health, by taking advantage of the ban on alcohol and tobacco sales to quit altogether. They say such have potential of dropping statistics of gender based violence, grievous body harms and road traffic accidents which have long been associated with alcohol and substance abuse.
Speaking further to SunOnline, Kgatleng men sector chairperson Mmabaledi Dipheng said they are not going out to attack men or accusing them of anything but they are disturbed by the growing numbers of COVID-19 on especially men.
“We are not saying they carelessly went out to get the virus, we are advising that they keep safe particularly that they are our main target audience,” he said.
Church distances itself from Pastor who livestreamed his suicide
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.