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Inquest on BDF killings commences

CONSULTATION: Interested partiesat the magistrates court

An inquest on the shooting of three Namibians and one Zambian by Botswana Defence Force (BDF) soldiers began before Regional Magistrate Taboka Mopipi in Kasane this morning.

On November 5th, 2020 BDF’s anti-poaching unit gunned down the suspected poachers on the southern channel on Sedudu Island in the Chobe National Park.

About 22 witnesses from both Botswana and Namibia are expected to give evidence during the 10-day inquest.

Four BDF soldiers and two Botswana police officers were the first to be called to the stand to narrate the events of Thursday 5th November last year.


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