A 34-year-old man is currently battling for his life at Princess Marina Hospital (PMH) in Gaborone after being beaten to a pulp by a 40-year-old man who found him in bed with his girlfriend this past weekend.

The incident occurred at Makadibeng cattle post situated between Matlhatlhane and Motlhabaneng villages.

This publication has been informed that the 40-year-old who works at Mashatu Game Reserve, went to Motlhabaneng excited and looking forward to meeting his girlfriend but to his surprise and disappointment, did not find her home.

When he asked around, he was told that chances are that a man he had long suspected to be dating his girl, might be with her in Makadibeng. The man did not waste time, but travelled to Makadibeng cattle post, reaching the residence of the 34-year-old around midnight.

When he looked inside the house, he found the duo peacefully sleeping. Angered by what he was seeing, the man charged at the 34-year-old and repeatedly punched him. Unable to withstand the heavy blows that landed mostly on his head, the man being attacked fell to the ground.

The 40-year-old then took the girl and left.

Confirming investigating the incident, Station commander at Baines Drift, Onneetse Gagogosha said the beaten man was found lying unconscious on the ground by his brother, who had been informed by neighbours that they had heard a commotion coming from their homestead.

The injured man was rushed to Bobonong Hospital where it was decided that he be transferred to PMH for further medical attention.

The Mashatu Game Reserve employee was arrested the next day at his workplace and is expected to be taken to court this week. He will be charged with Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm.

“From what we are gathering, the woman was allegedly dating both and this did not sit well with the other partner. And even though he might had been hurting, resorting to violence is never the answer.

“We urge people to always speak about their feelings or end the relationship rather than fighting because fights can lead to people dying,” Gagogosha said.