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Mpho Mokwape
  • DIS Wants Access To Khama's Safe

    The DIS, who wants to be given access to Khama’s property through a search warrant told the Court of Appeal on Friday that they believe weapons of war have been hidden in the safe.They approached the CoA seeking leave to appeal on an urgent basis...

  • Rannowane, Leburu judgements ‘birds of the same feather’

    The sodomy laws made their way into the country in 1964 though the enactment of the present penal code, which has since undergone several amendments. However, with the evolution of human rights advocacy and the ever changing laws in relation to human...

  • Ex-CMB bosses to face charges again

    Tim Marsland and Rapula Okaile were allegedly involved in the controversial misappropriation of P477 million of funds of the Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF) where they successfully fought the case at the High Court for charges to be...

  • Khama dismisses DIS

    Khama, who is fighting to protect his right to privacy he says the DIS infringes on and not have searched his State House 4, said it was simply a tactic to ‘create fear’ and ‘poison’ the court’s mind against him.“There is no truth to...

  • Choppies Auditors Forced To Provide Ottapathu, Ismail Details

    The auditors, who are entangled in a P450 million lawsuit with the outfit’s bosses and shareholders, were last week ordered by High Court judge Boipuso Tshweneyagae to provide the pair with further particulars regarding the audit they have been...

  • Botswana 'Red Listing' Might Affect Vaccine Arrivals

    According to the Minister of Health and Wellness Edwin Dikoloti the country was expecting vaccines from different brands, but as it stands now he is not sure if they would arrive on time due to the travel ban imposed on the country and grounding of...

  • Court To Deliver LGBTIQ Life-Defining Decision

    The highest court is expected to deliver judgement following the state’s appeal of the 2019 judgment that decriminalised same-sex conduct and put the matter to rest once and for all.The full bench of Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane, CoA Judge...

  • DIS appeals dismissed Khama search warrant

    Last Sunday, Justice Ranier Busang of Lobatse High Court dismissed the DIS application for a search warrant of Khama’s property being Plot 260/261 also known as State House 4.Now the spy unit has reportedly filed an ex-parte application before the...

  • Possible charges DIS prefer for Khama

    According to DIS in their court papers, the search and seizure that has been carried out at the former’s various plots were related to various violations. Though no charges have been brought against him yet since the search and seizure unlike his...

  • DIS accuses Khama, Kgosi of theft

    The DIS is currently investigating the duo and from their investigations so far, according to Jet Mafuta, a police officer seconded to the spy agency and a lead investigator in the matter, it has emerged that some of the purported firearms were...

  • DIS interrogates Khama’s private security

    As part of the investigations the spy unit on Wednesday this week detained Khama’s head of private security.The latest casualty, Mike Maake, was apparently detained and interrogated for few hours before being released to his family.News reaching...

  • DIS Search Application Against Khama Dismissed

    The search warrant application that was allegedly heard on Friday saw no appearance from Khama’s attorneys.According to the order, the application was dismissed with no order to costs.“There being no appearance for either party and having read...

  • Land Corruption, Squatting Suffocate Kweneng Board

    The Land Board chairperson, Kgang Kgang admitted on Friday at a press briefing that the Kweneng Land Board has been one of those that have had many issues of land corruption and that it was disheartening since some of its employees are often...

  • Khama attorneys versus Chief Justice

    The issue of forum shopping has been constantly discussed and addressed especially every year during the opening of the Legal Year but this time around high profile cases such as the one for the former DIS director-general Isaac Kgosi and the former...

  • ‘The search at the Khamas was legal’

    Anthony, the brother to the former president Ian Khama also found himself caught in the saga between his brother and the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) as most of his personal property was taken. Now, according to Justice Chris...

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