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Spira Tlhankane
  • We won’t be there to save the UDC in 2024 - BCP

    In the 2019 polls, the BCP which was then contesting under the tri-party coalition, won 11 parliamentary seats out of possible 20 allocated to it, while their partners now turned nemesis, Botswana National Front (BNF) won only three out of a possible...

  • LEGABIBO, church wrestle for attention as Parley defers motion

    Both camps have expressed pleasure at government's decision to defer Parliament debate and bill amendment. Minister of Justice Machana Shamukuni Tuesday announced in Parliament that he has deferred the Panel Code Amendment Bill No.29 of 2022 to...

  • Route taken to finally oust ‘unshaken’ Butale

    Butale’s vessel did not go down like the mighty Titanic and there was no iceberg. His enemies have been plotting their various machinations, setting traps and some sort of Bermuda Triangles of their own to finally vanquish him off ‘their’ party...

  • LEGABIBO welcomes homosexuality bill deferral

    The decision follows Minister of Justice Machana Shamukuni's announcement during a session that he has deferred the Panel Code Amendment Bill No.29 of 2022 to allow for a rigorous examination of the constitutional issues raised with his ministry...

  • Texan cattle transportation cost gov't P8.6m

    Responding to a question in Parliament on Friday, Minister of Agriculture Fidelis Molao said the total shipping costs of cattle from the USA to Botswana is P8.6 million while the transportation cost from Gaborone to Ramatlabama was P212,803.80....

  • ‘Invisible hand’ behind BPF troubles

    There are two camps one led by allegedly expelled president Biggie Butale and the other by vice president and now purportedly acting President Mephato Reatile.The latter in their media briefing this week following Butale’s court victory on Monday,...

  • Butale is still no BPF member – Reatile

    But vice president and supposedly acting president of the party, Mephato Reatile, says Butale is still expelled and that his fate is yet to be decided in a different court case. Butale won yet another court case this week in as many rounds against...

  • United for the sake of arrested colleagues

    When there is a mention of the name the Directorate of Intelligence Services (DIS), people tremble and some hide behind their fingers. But not Mmegi staff, they stood their ground like it was their last stand a week ago when the security organ...

  • Constitutional review gobbles P25.8 m

    In December 2021, President Mokgweetsi Masisi appointed a Commission of Inquiry into the Review of the Constitution which was made up of 19 Commissioners who were to be assisted by a secretariat of five members. In their quest to solicit views from...

  • UDC’s proposed scheme capitalises on beleaguered healthcare

    According to UDC president Duma Boko, if they manage to wrestle power from the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in 2024, they will come up with a unique and robust intervention on health.“We will introduce a national health insurance scheme...

  • Butale reinstated as Khama & Co face possible jail time'

    According to today's court order, Butale's suspension by the party’s NEC last month was illegal.Answering Butale's prayers, Lobatse High Court's Justice Michael Motlhabi ordered that the BPF leader's June 5, 2023, suspension is...

  • Tsogwane defends Masisi’s ‘outlandish’ language

    Tsogwane said in the true circumstances of Botswana political landscape, though the language could be perceived otherwise, it also enriches Botswana rhetoric on the campaign trail or freedom square, and less so eroding from the highest office in the...

  • ‘Masisi never awarded tender to his siblings’

    “Masisi had indicated that any suspicion, knowledge, or information of corruption by any citizen, including his family members, should be reported to the established institutions.In the same vein, Masisi has always and continues to deny knowledge...

  • No primary elections for BNF

    This resolution was made here at the BNF annual conference held over the holidays. “For emphasis, there will be compliance with BNF Electoral Rules to ensure free, fair, and credible process of selection of party candidates for 2024 general...

  • Civil imprisonment abused – Boko

    Speaking during the BNF annual conference over the holidays, Boko said the heavy and crushing household debt in Botswana, which stands at around P60 billion, has decimated families and shattered whole communities. He said as a result of the...

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