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Mpho Mokwape
  • Agric Ministry employees go for assets

    They want the assets to be sold by public auction to recover the sum of P2,270,000 owed to them following a court order by Justice Gaopalelwe Ketlogetswe of Lobatse High Court. The writ of execution comes after the ministry on January 13, 2022...

  • Debswana spy scandal deepens

    Motshidi is suing Debswana for P110 million he claims he is owed for various deep cover services provided, which include the alleged spying on the union and lobbying high profile personalities to ensure the appointment of Albert Milton as Debswana...

  • Convicted ‘pregnant baby mama’ killer denied appeal

    Matakata was on Friday denied the chance to appeal as he wanted to be given leave to appeal way out of stipulated time.He was convicted and sentenced on October 4, 2017, after pleading guilty to one count of murder for killing his pregnant baby mama,...

  • Gov't secures key victory against Khama

    The much-needed victory comes after the State vowed it was not liable to Khama and his requests, especially after one of his requests being a trip to India to see the spiritual world leader Dalai Lama compromised the country’s relations with Asian...

  • Mine Workers Union fights for recognition

    The union has taken the long-serving Makoro to court seeking recognition in order to better negotiate for the employees who are currently facing a retrenchment and restructuring exercise.In the latest court proceedings, the union alleges that despite...

  • Khama not our liability – gov't

    In an ongoing case where the State and Khama are in a tussle regarding the latter’s retirement benefits, the former is not having it saying not all Khama’s requests are to be met and certainly that he is not the government’s liability.On Friday...

  • State seeks to amend Kgosi charges

    During his mention this week, the prosecution indicated that it would like to amend the charge sheet that currently has six charges, which include possession of ammunition and forged passports.Though Sifelani Thapelo, the substantive prosecutor for...

  • Election fraud whistle-blower demands job back

    Tlhalefang Kolobetso, a cleaner at the time for Gantsi District Commissioner was charged for contravening the Public Service Act (PSA) and later dismissed from her work on June 30, 2021 after going through disciplinary hearing. She was accused of...

  • Ex-president fights for benefits

    The State is currently fighting through an appeal before the Court of Appeal to withhold all the benefits the former president is reportedly entitled to including the use and access of government transport.Last year the State lost the case after...

  • Khama application baffles Justice Dambe

    Justice Dambe said it was baffling how Khama’s attorneys would want to pursue an application knowing well it was incompetent. The words from the judge come in the wake of Khama’s recent application in which he approached the CoA seeking an urgent...

  • Agric ministry guilty of unfair, unlawful promotions

    The ministry, which stood accused of handpicking colleagues without following the normal and due process from its employees, has been told that it violated the legislative laws governing such promotions.Justice Isaac Lesetedi of the Court of Appeal...

  • CAAB absolved from unfair labour practices

    The financially unstable CAAB was given a new lease of life by Justice Mercy Garekwe of the Court of Appeal (CoA) when she upheld the authority’s appeal against the employees.The aviation body has been in a legal battle with 66 of its employees who...

  • Judge Segopolo to preside over Nchunga case

    This means Judge Segopolo will preside over former deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Defence and Security Nchunga Nchunga’s dismissal case despite the State calling for his recusal.The State had wanted judge Segopolo’s...

  • Blunder invalidates couple's marriage regime

    The couple, Charles and Atang Maphane, has been at each other’s throats following an error found in their marriage signing, which was never rectified until the divorce proceedings were instituted.They had initially consented to in community of...

  • Chief Justice under scrutiny

    The Law Society of Botswana (LSB) chairperson, Tshekiso Tshekiso said as it stands, the law does not empower the Chief Justice to handpick judges to adjudicate over any matter. “We encourage the office of the Chief Justice to do all within its...

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