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Lesedi Mkhutshwa
  • Farmers on panic mode following FMD outbreak

    The region has over the last two decades been experiencing the recurrence problem of FMD due to a number of reasons amongst them elephants destroying the border fence paving way for cattle to move freely between Botswana and Zimbabwe, thus spreading...

  • Butcheries feel FMD pinch

    The FMD has been confirmed in 6b zone which is in the North East District from five clinical findings in Butale crush, says the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA). Following that, the veterinary department has since sealed off the veterinary gates both in...

  • Wanted rape suspect arrested for drug possession

    According to Letlhakane Police Station commander, Superintendent Michael Maphephu said the young man was arrested on Friday after being found in possession of 12 sachets of a green substance suspected to be dagga.He said that the suspect was wanted...

  • Man drags, rapes weeing woman

    On the case, Sehithwa Police Station commander, Superintendent Nshaki Mabophiwa said they are investigating a rape incident that took place on Friday. The incident happened at night near bushes behind the bar.According to Mabophiwa, the 27-year-old...

  • Teen robs within 24 hours of bail

    Letlhakane Station Commander, Superintendent Michael Maphephu told this publication that they arrested a teenage boy in connection with robbing a cyclist just a few hours of bail.He said that the 17-year-old suspect had just been released from prison...

  • Artist advises youth on unemployment

    She said hard work and perseverance pay therefore urged unemployed graduates to stop whining about the unemployment crisis but rather use their God-given talents to make money.Furthermore, she said: "Nowadays education is free on the internet,...

  • Tonota toddler drowns in bucket

    Tonota Police Station Commander, Superintendent Oteng Ngada said the incident took place on Thursday in the afternoon.According to the Tonota police chief, the 53-year-old grandfather who lived with the child told the police that he had left for work...

  • Khwee child returns after police issue alert

    According to Letlhakane acting police station commander, Assistant Superintendent Tsholofelo Masole the 60-year-old woman reported herself to Palapye Police Station recently after a Botswana Police Service (BPS) spot announcement.The BPS spot...

  • Thieves lift P20K-worth of cigs from Sefalana

    He told The Monitor that the incident took place on Saturday at around 10:05pm at Sefalana Shoppers, Old Mall in Palapye Central. According to Oketsang, the thieves used the rooftop to gain entry into the shop.They broke in and stole 200 packets of...

  • Teen dies in crash near kopong

    According to Mojalemotho, at around 10pm on Saturday, they received a report of a fatal accident. He said the accident involving two cars, a Volkswagen Polo (VW) and a Honda Fit, took place in Sasakwe lands along the Kopong-Lentsweletau road. A...

  • Pedestrian dies along Segoditshane Way

    Deputy divisional traffic officer for South Central, Senior Superintendent Boiki Mojalemotho said the accident happened at about 3:45am on Sunday near the Tsholofelo Park traffic lights.He explained that the 19-year-old lad, who was behind the wheel...

  • Only 2% on Lands waiting list allocated plots

    The plots were allocated in the last five years in Francistown, Gaborone, Selebi-Phikwe, Ghanzi Township, Lobatse, Sowa Town, Jwaneng, and Kasane.He was addressing the media on residential land allocations in urban areas here on Thursday at Cresta...

  • Trio wanted for Mokubilo robbery

    Letlhakane Police Station Commander, Superintendent Michael Maphephu said they are investigating a robbery in which three men robbed owners and workers of Mahube shop at knifepoint and made off with cash.He said the incident occurred on Saturday...

  • Wildlife officer perishes in fatal accident

    According to Letlhakane Police Station Commander, Superintendent Michael Maphephu, the duo of veterinary officers was travelling in a wildlife-vehicle to Thalamabele on Saturday night.Maphephu said that the wildlife vehicle they were using overturned...

  • Cheetah Cement pumps P700m into Matsiloje plant expansion

    The plant closed in January 2018 due to competition from South African imports with 150 people losing their jobs. For years before its closure, Matsiloje Portland Cement had recorded a string of losses.The plant was bought by Namibian firm, Whale...

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