Samantha Mogwe has always been one to voice her opinions on social media and today, 13 November 2020 was no different. It had been brought to her attention that there was a security guard from a local establishment who had been taking down the numbers of women who were entering their details in compliance with the rules and regulations of entering a building.
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According to the Tweep, “This security guard takes my wife’s number from a COVID register and apps her, calling her “motho Wame” talking I can’t live without you! So I’ve told wifey to stop putting her number and rather use mine.” Samantha was clearly perturbed by the creep security guard and questioned why he believed that he had the right to use the numbers provided for his personal enjoyment.
He stated, “The entitlement this guy has to having access to women who are simply complying to Covid regulations. So sorry Mel had to go through this. I hope you reported him! He must be also doing this to other women.”
Samantha has always stood up for the protection of women born in Botswana, as cases of gender-based violence and domestic abuse continue to rise. In September 2020 Samantha shared on her Instagram that in 2020, the stats which saw, ranking by World Population which placed Botswana second following South Africa with the countries with the highest rates rape.
"Who would have ever imagined that our often portrayed as “peaceful” Botswana has the second-highest rate of rapes in the world: 92.9% incidents per 100,000 people, according to the World Population Review," shared Samantha. According to the Botswana Police Service (BPS) statistics, three women are killed every week in Botswana and six women are raped daily. Police Commissioner, Keabetswe Makgophe addressing Public Account Committee (PAC)said that over 600 rape cases are recorded yearly or six rape cases daily”, she said.
In another post, Samantha detailed how the country is also dealing with a "justice system that doesn't make it conducive for victims who feel they can report the crimes that have been perpetrated against them!" The singer shared how uncomfortable it is to report a rape incident at a police station is and how some clinics do not have rape kits available and how sometimes bail is granted to offenders who go on to repeat the same crime. Samantha called upon people to speak up about the rape culture that is taking place in the country. Picture Credit: Instagram