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MIss Botswana Lesego Chombo Leaves for Miss World

Lesego Chombo set for Miss World Competition

Lesego Chombo, the reigning Miss World Botswana, is set to represent Botswana on the global stage at the 71st Miss World pageant in India. In a statement issued by Miss Botswana organisation, it was announced that Chombo will be leaving for India on the 17th of February for the Miss World competition.

Former Minister of Environment and Tourism, Philda Kereng, one of the four women who were roped into President Mokgweetsi Masisi-led Cabinet in 2019 through the President’s deliberate empowerment of women politicians, might have betrayed her principal.

Kereng ‘betrays’ Masisi

Former Minister of Environment and Tourism, Philda Kereng, one of the four women who were roped into President Mokgweetsi Masisi-led Cabinet in 2019 through the President’s deliberate empowerment of women politicians, might have betrayed her principal.

Blamed: Spectators behaviour during the Desert race has been cited as one of the reason for the relocation PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Costly spectators’ behaviour

The relocation of the 1000km Toyota Desert Race (TDR) to South Africa's Limpopo Province is attributed to unruly spectator behaviour, according to information obtained by MmegiSport.

Ian Khama. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

High Court declares Khama ‘fugitive’

Former President Ian Khama has wryly concurred with the recent High Court judgment that labelled him a fugitive.

Gaborone City Council.PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Councils accuse ministry valuer of ‘procurement meddling’

A storm is brewing between Councils and the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development or at least its employee, valuer Donald Mengwe over the ongoing property valuation services for preparation of a valuation roll in Gaborone.

Challenging times: Diamond cutting and polishing firms have appealed to government for help PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Diamond cutting, polishing firms seek gov’t help

The country’s diamond-cutting and polishing firms have asked government for a wage subsidy and exemption from the training levy as they fight for survival in a diamond slump, which has seen some factories fail to reopen after the festive season break.

Katlholo said he had to spring into action in his own personal capacity to protect DCEC PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

AG failed to protect DCEC – Katlholo

Former Director General (DG) of the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC), Tymon Katlholo says he was forced into action due to the Attorney General (AG)’s failure to protect the anti-corruption agency at the time the sister security organ, the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) raided his office and those of his officers.

BPP retains Molapise

BPP retains Molapise

During its meeting on February 10, the Botswana Peoples Party (BPP) reaffirmed Motlatsi Molapise as its president, solidifying his position as one of the party’s longest-serving leaders at the age of 80.

Election registration. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Supplementary voters’ registration starts Monday

Following a disappointing first phase of voters’ registration, where the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) attracted only 736,424 prospective voters, the commission will now hold the supplementary voter registration period from February 26 to March 15.

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