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Mompati Tlhankane
  • A litany of imperfections rock the UDC

    Looking back, when the UDC was formed in 2012, then coalition partners, the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana People’s Party (BPP) and the now ousted Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) had little in common other than a desire to remove...

  • 'They are two-mouthed giants'

    UDC took a decision last weekend in Palapye to suspend the duo from any and all activities of or for and on behalf of the UDC, pending disciplinary proceedings which will commence and be concluded within three months of the date of the decision. He...

  • Boko pulls the trigger

    The UDC NEC suspended its deputy, Dumelang Saleshando alongside Botswana Congress Party (BCP) secretary-general, Goretetse Kekgonegile last weekend in Palapye. “We are in a position where one tries to sell the interests of Batswana and whoever...

  • UDC parly caucus to elect Saleshando’s replacement

    The caucus will decide who will take over the LOO position. UDC leader, Duma Boko revealed during a press briefing on Saturday that the UDC NEC has agreed to meet the UDC parliamentary caucus where they will decide on who will replace...

  • Lessons from BMD as UDC holds the axe

    It appears UDC has taken some lessons from the infamous Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) expulsion in tumultuous 2018.UDC that year announced that it had suspended one of its coalition partners, BMD and the latter was given time to reflect.BMD...

  • P4m set aside to illuminate dark Gaborone

    GCC this week vowed to illuminate Botswana’s capital city for P4 million directed towards the maintenance of streetlights this financial year under the recurrent budget.The council’s recurrent budget for this financial year is P387 million, which...

  • Zim-BW cross-border cattle rustling a concern

    This follows the February third session of the Zimbabwe-Botswana Bi-National Commission (BNC) held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe where Botswana officials raised the issue of cross-border cattle rustling.Speaking on Tuesday, Permanent Secretary in the...

  • My absence won’t dampen BPF – Khama

    Khama is the patron of the party that was formed on the eve of the 2019 general elections and he is currently in self-imposed exile in South Africa (SA).For so long, the party has always relied on the Khama magic because he was their main campaigner...

  • Kgosi takes the win, reinstatement up to Magosi

    The State could only reopen the case if they give Kgosi further particulars he needs. With the particulars essentially the evidence that backed up the State’s claim, DPP had to withdraw the charge because without particulars of the actual claim...

  • Deja vu as Molefhi challenges another VP

    This year as the BDP heads for an elective congress in August, Molefhi will try his luck again this time against a different VP. He will challenge the Boteti West legislator, Slumber Tsogwane.Odds may change but the circumstances are still the same...

  • Kgosi’s guns victory short-lived

    This, pending a final determination of the appeal lodged by the applicants before the Court of Appeal.On June 9, Judge President of the High Court, Justice Abednigo Tafa ordered that Kgosi’s guns be returned to him because the applicant had...

  • Kgosi has the last laugh again

    Kgosi allegedly verbally assaulted and obstructed X and Y, officers of the DIS, on or about February 18, 2019, at Extension 6 from executing their duties. Kgosi had always denied the allegation, claiming that on February 18, 2019, he had gone for...

  • Inaugural labour conference for next month

    The conference, to be held under the theme, “Building back better post the COVID-19 pandemic: Decent work and inclusive social protection systems”, will bring together industry captains with distinguished speakers and experts in panel discussions...

  • Hurdles as State ponders Khama extradition

    The former president is currently in a self-imposed exile in South Africa (SA). Last month, Khama was charged with 14 offences becoming the first former president in Botswana to be charged with criminal offences. Khama has been charged with criminal...

  • Botswana becomes 'soft target'

    Last year, President Mokgweetsi Masisi sent off troops to Mozambique as part of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Standby Force to provide regional support and combat the threat of terrorism and acts of violent extremism in the Cabo...

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