Missing baby boy found dead inside sceptic tank
Pandemonium and mayhem reigned supreme Monday night in Mogoditshane as angry residents burnt tyres and barricaded roads with bricks and debris, demanding that the family of a baby boy who has been missing since last Thursday, produce it.
A contingent of Special Support Group (SSG) had to be swiftly deployed from Gaborone to control the situation and four people were arrested and will be charged for rioting. Ironically the bloated body of the one year-nine-months baby boy was recovered on Tuesday morning from a sceptic tank in his homestead allegedly missing some body parts, raising residents’ suspicions that the family knew something about his death.
When The Midweek Sun arrived at the scene of the incident, police officers brandishing sjamboks stood guard at the gate to control the frenzied small crowd. A resident told this publication that they suspect the child’s body parts may have been harvested for ritual purposes.
“Last night was really hectic. We wanted to get inside the house because we had a strong feeling that the family might have information as to what happened to the child,” said the resident who cannot be identified for fear of reprisals and recriminations.
“We started looking for the child last week Thursday when it was reported he is missing. Something is not right here,” said the shocked woman who couldn’t conceal her disgust
When confronted with the allegations, a family member refused to talk saying, “We do not want to talk to the media. Go to the police and get information.” At the same scene, there was also an overzealous police officer who threatened to beat up The Midweek Sun photographer for snapping pictures.