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Young boxer fighting for his life


At the start of the year, one of Botswana’s brightest young boxers, Tefo Maitewa harboured dreams of qualifying for the Olympics.

Seven months later and the 22-year-old is lying in a hospital bed fighting for his life.

Maitewa has been in a comma since the end of June, when he underwent surgery to remove a tumour on his brain.

It is uncertain whether he will ever regain consciousness again.

According to Botswana Boxing Association (BOBA) President, Dr Thato Patlakwe, the talented athlete first started complaining of headaches back in January.

“He went for an MRI scan before lea...

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