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Mpho Mokwape
  • Matsheka raises stakes against DIS

    Matsheka, also a businessman, raised the stakes from his initial P10,720,000 in general damages he had demanded from the notice he issued against the State on August 19, 2022, to P19,160,800.Matsheka ,who was arrested on August 2, 202, by DIS...

  • CoA to decide on legality of Kgosi's guns

    The decision, which is expected on August 4, will determine if Kgosi gets his guns back that have long been in the possession of government since being seized from his residence in 2019.At the time, the State had argued that the guns were illegally...

  • Thamaga bogosi ‘heirs’ to sue

    The three daughters of the late Thamaga tribal leader, Kgosi Gobuamang Gobuamang, have written to the minister for the second time after what they allege was a failure on his part to respond to their first letter requesting his intervention in the...

  • Walia, Ngakaagae fracas in court

    This tendency can be irritating as aptly shown by Infotrac's attorney, Kgosietsile Ngakayagae who could not take it anymore when he blasted Justice Walia telling him: "I don't see the importance of being in court when you can't give...

  • Infotrac scoffs at Debswana ‘reputation card’

    Debswana and Infotrac came face to face at the Court of Appeal as the former tried to redeem its ‘reputational embarrassment’ after suffering a P110 million loss in a spying lawsuit against the latter.Infotrac did not have it with the diamond...

  • GUC loses fight for recognition of engineering graduates

    The college lost the case on Friday despite being a Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) accredited course.GUC had dragged ERB and its chairperson before court arguing that the decision of the board of not recognising the college’s degree,...

  • State insists on Kgosi guns dispossession

    The state, which lost its case against Kgosi last year and was given a three-day ultimatum by the former judge president Abednigo Tafa to return the guns, now believes it stands a chance to keep the guns away from Kgosi arguing they are part of a...

  • Debswana, Infotrac face off again in spying scandal

    Debswana's move to the Court of Appeal comes after losing the case in 2022 after the High Court ruled that it should pay a local company, Infotrac, P110 million for backdoor dealings that took place in 2018 that involved lobbying powerful...

  • Agric ministry workers decry unfair gov't labour practices

    The employees, who are stationed at various Artificial Insemination Centres (AI Centres), have written to government demanding immediate administrative action for its apparent unfair treatment of them, failure to which they would proceed with legal...

  • DIS, Dignia Systems smoke peace pipe

    Dignia Systems, a global company well known for the supply of security equipment and defence solutions, has been in a legal battle with the DIS demanding an amount of about P118 million and acceptance of the remainder of the orders under the contract...

  • Public space video surveillance unconstitutional - Balule

    He however, did not discount that public space video surveillance has several public interest benefits. In 2017, the BPS announced that it was working on installing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in Gaborone and surrounding areas for crime-free...

  • Right to privacy interference ‘permissible’

    He said Section 3 of the Constitution provides that every person in Botswana is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, including the right to the protection of their home and other property, whatever their race, place of...

  • Kweneng board chairperson 'losses' in land rights case

    Kgang Kgang, who is fighting with alleged rightful owner Boitumelo Setlhabi and four others for the said ploughing field, is claiming ownership and has since reportedly developed it.Last week Tuesday he lost an application in which he sought for the...

  • DIS officers pay for Kgosi’s ‘sins’

    Many officers have alleged that they are now paying for former DG Isaac Kgosi ‘sins’ as they are seen as his allies rather than the unit’s employees.This is said to be subsequently causing a rift within the spy unit and reportedly posing a...

  • DIS running on fumes

    The spy unit, which received approximately P300 million during the 2023–2024 financial year’s development budget, is allegedly struggling financially resulting in many aspects of the unit being compromised.The unit’s officers who spoke strictly...

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