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Innocent Selatlhwa
  • Umbrella triumphs as sun sets in Bophirima

    As the sun finally set on the highly contested election, it was Umbrella for Democratic Change’s (UDC) Mankie Sekete who came out victorious.The campaign trail for the ward was a different one, what with Botswana Congress Party (BCP) fielding a...

  • Opposition 10-3 BDP

    After contesting in 13 council by-elections, the ruling party has won only three seats. Of all these, the opposition gained eight wards from the BDP and lost one to it. As a result, the party has since expressed concern at the turn of events.During...

  • Gov’t dismisses Red Cross wrangling

    Francistown South legislator, Wynter Mmolotsi had asked; how much subvention has been given to the Red Cross Society in the last five years; the intended purpose of the subvention; how the society accounts to government; and whether government knows...

  • 'Hands off Autlwetse'

    An emotionally charged press release by the acting permanent secretary (Botswana Government Communications and Information Systems), John-Thomas Dipowe released on Saturday came short of labelling the attack on the minister 'political...

  • Why DIS went after Morris

    Many find themselves on the other side of the law they once stood for in the Setswana maxim ‘nonyane e pataganngwa le setlhare’. Former commissioner general of Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS), Ken Morris is the latest DIS detainee.Sources...

  • Masisi, security organs - Four years on

    BPSWhile Masisi maintained the Commissioner of BPS Keabetswe Makgophe to date, there has always been speculation that he wanted him out. Well, it currently seems Makgophe could finally fall off. Though it was speculated sometime last year that he...

  • Will TK Return?

    Tshekedi, his wife Thea Khama and his twin brother Anthony were recently detained by the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) over alleged possession of weapons of war.Even though they were reported to have cooperated with the security unit...

  • More COVID-19 vaccines expire in April

    Health and Wellness minister, Dr Edwin Dikoloti called on legislators in Parliament on Friday to encourage more people to vaccinate rather than concentrate on the issue of expired vaccines.Dikoloti had just delivered a vaccination report statement...

  • PPADB rejects Serule road cost increase

    The budget increase request was for a contract for the Procurement of Construction of Mabeleapudi-Tshimoyapula-Serule Road set to go up from P427,552,601.34 to P514,450,115.06. Construction of the road, undertaken by Unik Construction Engineering,...

  • GCC warns against ‘illegal’ land occupation

    Through this campaign, the council has been freeing up open spaces by removing unused structures like tuck shops and car wash equipment amongst other things. Explaining the campaign, Unity Mpapane of GCC said: “We have observed that there are a lot...

  • Another massive court victory for nurses

    Justice Galesite Baruti of the Francistown Industrial Court has ruled in favour of nurses over the Call to Duty Policy. Following failure to reach common ground from engaging the employer, the Department of Labour, and eventually getting a...

  • Khama mulls early return

    Tshekedi’s wife Thea Khama was also detained and was released on Saturday night while the twins remained in detention. Following the news of their detention, Khama took to social media and various media outlets saying it is a continuation of the...

  • Former SARS chief officer resurfaces at BURS

    Makwakwa resigned from his position as Chief Officer, Business and Individual Tax (BAIT) at SARS just before he could be suspended from his position for the second time in 2018.He has since been appointed as Advisor to BURS Commissioner-General,...

  • D&T teachers down tools

    Through Botswana Design and Technology Association (BODATA), teachers have written to BEC announcing their immediate withdrawal from engagement in BEC activities. These include coursework invigilation assessment and supervision.“This communique...

  • Murder at Staywell Hotel

    According to a source, the deceased man was stabbed to death after he tried to come to a friend’s defence following some men harassing him. They would then later stab him with a screwdriver on the chest and multiple times on his legs.While the...

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