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Mompati Tlhankane
  • DIS, DCEC rivalry set to persist

    Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Wednesday, DIS director-general, Peter Magosi admitted that while they have always had differences with the DCEC the current problem can be resolved. In particular, the problem relates to the...

  • Magosi promises to stop ‘Hollywood style’ arrests

    Magosi, who was appearing before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Wednesday was responding to a question from Member of Parliament (MP) for Bobonong Taolo Lucas who had asked if the DIS could not question people silently without making all the...

  • Slight increase in Botswana’s population

    According to Statistician-General Dr Burton Mguni at the current rate of growth, Botswana’s population will take approximately 58 years to reach double the current figure. The preliminary report shows the annual population growth rate between 2011...

  • Letsile, Marape scoop biggest awards

    The awards, which are the Outstanding Male and Female of the Year, were sponsored by Debswana at P75,000 each. Earlier this year, Tebogo set the national record after clocking 10.08 in junior men’s 100m Botswana Athletics Association (BAA)...

  • Montsho receives two special awards

    Montsho, who was all teary to receive such recognition, even post retirement walked away with the WASBO award and the minister’s award. For the WASBO award, Montsho received P10,000 courtesy of Sprint Couriers. WASBO Chairperson Matlho Kgosi said...

  • Autlwetse fires Kgamane

    The royals added that they will not accept anybody purported to replace Kgosi Kgamane. Last week, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kgotla Autlwetse confirmed Sediegeng’s suspension and indicated that a commission of inquiry will...

  • Rationalisation won’t result in job losses – Morwaeng

    Since President Mokgweetsi Masisi announced last month that there would be a string of parastatal mergers and planned privatisation, some people felt that the latter was stalling the inevitable, being job losses. “I want to assure Batswana that...

  • Gov’t untruthful about Khama’s letter

    Kapinga went further to respond to Khama’s plea in a letter dated February 11, 2022. On Monday the National Assembly released a rebuttal statement, which refuted some contents published on Mmegi’s last edition in which Khama revealed how he had...

  • Khama’s instruction lands Kgamane in trouble

    Last month, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kgotla Autlwetse issued a stern warning to Kgamane to desist from holding meetings at the Bangwato kgotla.However, Kgamane defied the minister by hosting various meetings on April 1,...

  • AP unfazed by resignations

    AP’s parliamentary candidate in Serowe South during 2019 general election Brigadier Iphemele Kgokgothwane is the latest to quit AP following others last month. The party's 2019 council candidate for Molepolelo North, Maina Maswabi resigned last...

  • UDC denies stalling inaugural congress

    BCP wants to take over the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) presidency through a congress but BNF has made it clear that it would not have any of that. The UDC, which is a tri-party coalition party also formed by the hushed Botswana People’s...

  • A historical disgrace on Khama, Botswana

    Although some of his allies like former Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) director-general Isaac Kgosi, Police Commissioner Keabetswe Makgophe and deputy permanent secretary Victor Paledi have also been charged, this is already gearing...

  • Gov’t upskills Dikgosi

    Responding to a question by Member of Parliament for Nata-Gweta Polson Majaga on Wednesday, Pule said currently they have a solid procedure which ensures that whoever is appointed as Kgosi is inducted so that he/she is aware of the dos and don’ts...

  • Khama uncles to meet Masisi elders

    Last month, the royal Bangwato uncles revealed that they had given up on efforts to offer mediation and restore unity because Masisi has ignored and show them ambiguous dishonesty and disrespect. Now, in an unusual move, Khama’s uncles are said to...

  • Pressure mounts on Boko post Bophirima

    In the weeks leading to the by-election until now, Boko has been trying to tread carefully with the people’s project in the midst of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) defiance and fallout with his deputy, Dumelang Saleshando. With the strain of...

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