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Mpho Mokwape
  • Waning public trust, confidence in judiciary

    In recent times, the judiciary has been falling deeper and deeper into turmoil and public trust and confidence seems to be taking a knock.The judicial independence and its ability to administer justice independently without any interference from...

  • State withdraws charges against 'fake news' accused

    The trio that was facing charges for ‘fake news’ regarding the COVID-19 were today set free by the prosecution with liberty to reinstate the charges.The prosecution did not give any reasons as to why the charges have been dropped after being...

  • Kgosi slaps Magosi with P3m defamation suit

    Kgosi is demanding P3 million from the spy chief alleging that he published statements which are defamatory to him (Kgosi).According to court documents, Magosi who is cited as the second respondent after the Attorney General allegedly published the...

  • DCEC officer, wife tussle with DIS, BPS

    Tsholofelo Bareetsi, who was arrested sometime back on June 7, 2022 by members of the DIS and allegedly searched without being shown a warrant, says the spy unit had been harassing them prior at the DCEC offices demanding information on their...

  • I was painted ‘dangerous criminal’ – Matsheka

    Matsheka who has given the State a one-month notice to pay him the sum of P10,720 000 in general damages for among others unlawful arrest and unlawful detention says he will take legal action should the State fail to pay.In a notice directed to the...

  • Mmutlane Bogosi post declared vacant

    Lobatse High Court judge, Modiri Letsididi ruled on Friday that the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development’s decision to appoint Kgosana for the residents against their will was illegal as there was no consultation.Justice Letsididi’s...

  • Khama wants DIS punished for 'lies'

    Khama, through his attorney Unoda Mack before the Court of Appeal, said on Friday that the spy unit should be punished with punitive costs for concealing information before the courts.According to the former statesman, the DIS had on November 19,...

  • SSG retirees tussle employer over unpaid dues

    The nine ex officers, Tshenolo Kgaswane, Kgosietsile Malope, Otlaadisa Aabone, Tlamelo Ntabeng, Benjamin Barupi, Israel Keitumetse, Lindie Sebele, Elly Eshibaa and Tshotlo Majagoba who were all employed under the Special Support Group (SSG) are...

  • Army nurses get new lease on life

    The nurses who are fighting with their employer, Botswana Defence Force (BDF) for overtime allowances had their case earlier dismissed at the High Court on technicality that there has been a delay.A bench of acting judge, Zein Kebonang, Justice Singh...

  • Death row inmate escapes the noose

    The convict, Lesupatsela Ramoswaana fought hard to get out of a date with the hangman when the Court of Appeal (CoA) bench on Friday granted his wish, successfully appealing his conviction and sentence.Ramoswaana has been on death row since October...

  • DIS triumphs against 'Butterfly'

    The Court of Appeal (CoA) gave the DIS a second chance on Friday after the agency appealed Maswabi’s acquittal and discharge from all the charges by the High Court in August 2021.The CoA set aside the orders that were issued by trial court judge,...

  • Matsheka jangles DIS's nerves

    The judge said when releasing the area MP from the Directorate of Intelligence and Security's (DIS) custody yesterday that the reluctance of the spy unit to follow the law on arrests and detention was cause for worry in a democratic state...

  • 'My husband never consulted traditional doctors'

    The MP’s wife, Veronica Matsheka, made an urgent application demanding her husband’s immediate release from the Directorate of Intelligence and Security’s (DIS) custody. She denied that her husband ever admitted to such utterances as alleged by...

  • BURS case opens can of worms

    Head honchos within the agency are accused of depleting BURS coffers by authorising unaudited payments to companies in the form of refunds.Mmegi is informed that the millions that the tax agency claims to have been lost through insider tax fraud were...

  • Tiroyakgosi's turbulent tenure

    Tiroyakgosi, who has served as DPP director since August 1, 2017, left the top post after his five-year tenure ended on July 31.As Batswana are suggesting, the top man had a 'turbulent' tenure marred by high-profile prosecutions that failed...

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