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Ryder Gabathuse
  • The ever-stinking Tsholofelo East

    The sprawling suburb of Tsholofelo East lies a few minutes’ drive from the Gaborone city centreThe anti-climax of it all is that whilst the estate (Tsholofelo East Extension) is fast-growing into a go-to leafy suburb, there is a disturbing...

  • Khama on ‘self-imposed exile’

    Khama left the country under mysterious circumstances Monday this week whilst the DIS was waiting for him to hand his weapons at its office at Sebele following a demand by the agency for him to do so. There are fears that Khama has decided to remain...

  • DIS speaks out

    Mmegi: Upon DIS DG Magosi assuming his position some three years ago, there were promises of transforming the agency into an accessible and respectable outfit for gathering intelligence and security. Lately, perception has been drifting with fears...

  • I haven't skipped the country – Khama

    Khama allegedly fled the country whilst in a stalemate with the intelligence agency on how the former’s weapons should be handed to its Sebele office.The former president reportedly left Serowe this morning heading for Gaborone, but his trip was...

  • Khama arrest imminent

    This instruction comes after the directorate had recently informed the former president, who is also a retired army general, that they will come to his residence to collect the said weapons.Khama has raised fears that the instruction to report at the...

  • Morwaeng pays DPC courtesy call

    The purpose of the meeting was to touch base with the staff of the newspapers and get an update on various issues.Key on the issues was a promise that the President Mokgweetsi Masisi-led government will in the next sitting of Parliament live up to...

  • Voice note instruction that fired Kgosi

    As the details of the story of Kgosi arrest and arraignment continues to unfold, it is perhaps, the alleged ‘casual’ nature of the instruction allegedly issued from the highest office in the land to “immediately” exit the former DIS chief...

  • Craziness of the younger generation

    Miniature flags firmly clad in our hands were energetically waved whenever Moutlakgola Nwako, our then local legislator was a guest of honour at the local kgotla. Nwako was also in the late first president Sir Seretse Khama and his successor the late...

  • BDP’s purging of secretaries-general

    During former president Ian Khama’s tenure as State and party president, the BDP tamed former strongman, Daniel Kwelagobe, the late robust Gomolemo Motswaledi, Jacob Nkate and Kentse Rammidi. When Masisi was the Vice President and party...

  • The robust, humorous Parliament of yesteryear

    The list of these politicians will never be complete without amongst others, former vice president Mompati Merafhe, opposition politicians Maitshwarelo Dabutha, Kenneth Koma, Paul Rantao, and Joseph Kavindama.MerafheMerafhe, who was also a retired...

  • Confusedly chasing the jab

    The day started off very early and our search for the vaccine quickly crumbled before us as many sites turned out not to be ready to dish out the vaccines to ordinary Batswana except teachers, military and other frontliners. This is despite that we...

  • Molapise’s competing interests

    If it was not for the debilitating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic that has left the country grappling with a third wave in which the Delta variant is killing people, Molapise would have long called an elective conference for the party to choose a...

  • How incumbents ring fence positions

    Sometimes the differences picked during the campaigns for party positions unnecessarily metamorphose into fully blown hatred and enmity among party activists. Take for example, former senior cabinet member Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi who fell out of...

  • BNF rebuilds lost glory

    For instance, the BNF will next week deploy its executive leadership to the north of the country led by BNF president Duma Boko and his deputy Dr. Prince Dibeela amongst others in an endeavor to ramp up its presence north of Dibete cordon fence. The...

  • BNF rebuilds lost glory

    For instance, the BNF will next week deploy its executive leadership to the north of the country led by president Duma Boko and his deputy Prince Dibeela, amongst others, in an endeavour to ramp up its presence north of the Dibete cordon fence. The...

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