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Investigations into deadly BDF blaze drag on

Investigations into deadly BDF blaze drag on
UP IN FLAMES: Burning BDF barracks

Although it is over a year since the deadly blaze, investigations into the fire that gutted Botswana Defence Force’s (BDF) Maun barracks on the night of 8th September, 2021 are still incomplete.

The inferno claimed the life of Victor Watlala, who was one of 25 soldiers housed at the burnt barracks - a figure that includes the man accused of starting the fire, 29-year-old Lance Corporal, Thabang Kgolagano.

Appearing at the Magistrates' Court on behalf of the prosecutor this week, Ford Morupisi revealed the matter was awaiting committal to Maun High Court.

“Investigations are still ongo...

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