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Statue stolen

Publish date: 07 August 2017
Issue Number: 737
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: General

* A massive Buddha statue weighing 450kg has been stolen from a temple in the Botswana capital, Gaborone. The Buddhist community has appealed for help to retrieve it. The bronze statue was donated by Thailand in 1996 and is 1.5m tall and 1.2m wide. It would require at least eight people to carry it. Local people say the thieves may have thought the statue was made from gold.

– BBC News