Minister of Defense, Justice, and Security Dikgakgamatso Seretse of Botswana

BOBONONG: The Minister of Defence Security and Justice Dikgakgamatso Seretse has pleaded with Babirwa to appreciate the plight of Zimbabwean nationals.
Answering a question at a kgotla meeting in Mochudi recently, Mr Seretse said the two were given a lesser sentence because of their youthfulness and the subordinate role they played in the crime.
Minister Seretse said it was established that at the time the crime was committed the duo were both aged 19 and did not have any intention to kill.
When contacted for comment last week Seretse said she had not yet received any communication about her appeal.
Answering a question in Parliament, Mr Dikgakgamatso Seretse said in his recent Kgotla meetings on crime prevention strategies, he alluded to the problem of the influx of Zimbabwe nationals into Botswana and has appealed to Batswana to cooperate with the law enforcement officers by reporting the presence of illegal immigrants in their communities.
Even though they were within their constitutional rights to do so, Seretse said he was perturbed that the officers deviated from established police procedure.
He acknowledged that some individuals had been allocated more than one residential plot by land boards around the country in separate localities Answering a question on behalf of Minister Nonofho Molefhi of Lands and Housing, Mr Seretse said the intention to provide for the allocation of only one residential plot to citizens in customary land was contained in the Draft National Land Policy which was yet to be brought to Parliament.
com - Sharing Views on AfricaLoginQuick login of register yourself - (Forgot password?)Forgot password?UsernamePassword or registerRSSHomeBusinessNatureCultureTravelSocietySportsNewsCountriesMobile reportsReportersJoin our networkOpinionPhotographyPartnersQuick searchZimbabweans need our sympathyPosted on Monday 17 November 2008 - 09:30AfricaNews editorProfile2812 messagesAfricaNews Monitoring deskThe Botswana Minister of Defence, Security and Justice, Dikgakgamatso Seretse has pleaded with Botswana citizens to sympathize with the Zimbabweans.
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