DEATH PENALTY STILL STANDS IN BOTSWANA, SAYS KHAMA
October 31, 2008: the Botswanan Government does not intend to change its current stance on the death penalty, the President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama said. Responding to a comment from a resident during a kgotla meeting he addressed in Palapye, President Khama said people who took their time to plan and deliberately killed others should know that they would be executed.
This, he said, did not mean that the government enjoyed âdoing itâ but it was the only way to discourage people from taking other individualsâ lives. "The fear of facing death penalty can make a would-be killer to think twice about murdering somebody," he said. "Nobody wants to die." (Sources: Daily News Online, 03/11/2008)