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Spira Tlhankane
  • Inside UDC meetings that broke the coalition

    When this feud between the BCP and the UDC started, the main conflict arose from the former’s contention that the opposition is poorly governed by a tyrannical leader in Duma Boko who takes major decisions alone.But Boko has always maintained that...

  • Boko-Saleshando feud at boiling point

    There is no more sugarcoating. The rules of engagement have changed between the once-close allies now turned foes as they have taken the fight to each other’s doorsteps.Boko entered Saleshando’s den in Maun West a day before Saleshando addressed...

  • UDC holds back

    But it was all ceasefire as UDC leaders held back a bit and the gun was instead turned to the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).The infighting in the UDC between coalition, partners Botswana National Front (BNF) and Botswana Congress Party (BCP)...

  • Arone to capitalize on BCP exit

    Arone, who has since joined the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF), was introduced to UDC members at a rally here on Saturday. “Arone was an evangelist sent to spread the word but he ran away and was afraid of the mammoth task he was given.He went to...

  • BCP officially ditches UDC

    After months and months of uncertainty about its next move, the BCP has now revealed that the 2024 general election will be a three horse race between UDC, ruling Botswana Democratic Party and their new coalition with Alliance for Progressives (AP)...

  • Quarries of Botswana major factor in Balete land saga

    One of the main issues in the appeal is whether the Quarries of Botswana case determined the constitutionality of the Farm’s acquisition.The Quarries of Botswana case primarily concerned a company operating a granite quarry and its use of heavy...

  • Bamalete: Defending land to the death

    He spoke with confidence like he was about to galvanise and spur on every Molete to fight and endure this period as the Bamalete tussle with the government over the lucrative farm known as Forest Hill 9-KO.He implied that like Petra, a Belgian draft...

  • We helped pay for that land – State

    Forest Hill 9KO farm dates back to 1925 when Balete bought the farm for investment purposes. Then the tribe contributed to raising the 3,000 Sterling Pounds required to purchase the land from Aaron Siew. Appearing before the Court of Appeal (CoA)...

  • BCP hangs on

    This is inspite of the fact national conference in July 2022 resolved to give the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) six months to address important governance issues troubling the coalition and the period has elapsed and the issues are still...

  • ‘Butterfly’ seeks CoA judicial remedy

    Maswabi’s appeal comes after the Lobatse High Court dismissed her P30 million suit against the State in 2021.Codenamed 'Butterfly', Maswabi had launched the defamation suit citing the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) lead...

  • Masisi’s meddling claims hang over Balete case

    And that is the claims that President Mokgweetsi Masisi interfered with the judiciary and wants to play hero in the matter and sent tongues wagging when Kgosi Mosadi Seboko, the Kgosikgolo of Ba Ga-Malete made the allegations before the media a few...

  • Deathrow inmate pins hope on Ngakaagae

    Ngakaagae, who is the co-counsel in the case, was not in court and was said to be sick. Justice Lot Moroka of the Francistown High Court in 2021 sentenced Mujanki, a former Botswana Police Service (BPS) officer to death for murdering his...

  • Man facing gallows needs more time-counsel

    The current January 2023 session, which was set to conclude this case, ends on February 17, 2023 with judgements while the next session is in April 2023. This means that had Maxala lost his appeal in the current session, his date with the hangman...

  • Incumbent UDC legislators on a free ride

    Last year the UDC president, Duma Boko gave the BCP affiliated MPs and Councillors an ultimatum to write to the UDC and confirm their desire to represent the coalition in the 2024 General Election.In the same announcement, Boko promised that MPs and...

  • No plans to relocate expelled MPs - UDC

    Last year at their National Annual Conference held at Mahalapye in July, the UDC affiliate, the BCP took a decision to expel its five defiant Members of Parliament (MPs) who were part of the UDC caucus that toppled former Leader of Opposition (LoO),...

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