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Lebogang Mosikare
  • Batswana, foreigners up for gun related offences

    According to the charge sheet, Botlhe Gaopatwe (25), Baliki Kemmonye Gaborone (35), who are citizens of Botswana, Sphamandla Witness Ncube (36) from Zimbabwe, and their South African counterparts, Lucky Ndimande (34) and Sakhile Mkhize (26), on or...

  • Accused pleads guilty to manslaughter

    Initially, Teko Bareki (44) was charged with murdering Ngunyane Letang at Jamataka village in the Central District of Botswana on May 27 in 2005.However, when Bareki, who is currently in jail, appeared before Justice Barnabas Nyamadzabo, Bianca...

  • Murderer sentenced to death row

    The accused, Moses Kanika, was sentenced to death for murdering Wanani Tafila on January 16, 2016 in Selibe-Phikwe.When giving ruling on extenuation and sentence, Justice Lot Moroka said that according to evidence given in court by Tafila’s...

  • Zimbabweans implicated in illegal gold mining

    The State alleges that the quartet, Msix Moyo (42), Ishmael Moyo (17), Phumlani Moyo (27) and Peter Moyo (23), and their Zimbabwean accomplice, Artwell Ndlovu (23), committed the offence on November 15, 2021 between Matsiloje and the Botswana Defence...

  • Cabby faces defilement for sex night with minor

    According to the state, the 24-year-old taximan, Omphemetse George allegedly defiled the 15-year-old girl on June 1, 2021, at Chadibe village.When George appeared for arraignment on Tuesday before Magistrate Thabang Chokwe, prosecutor Tsagae Marape...

  • Psych evaluation for murder-accused soldier

    The soldier, Tlamelo Kethabanetswe, 29, allegedly murdered Kgosietsile Zulu Dube on December 6, 2020, at Borolong village.Ketlhabanetswe’s lawyer Chakalisa Gunda told Magistrate Thabang Chokwe on Wednesday that his client was not present in court...

  • Pharmacy manager steals P700,000, faces 400 charges

    Tichaidza Taurona-Mavuchira from Zimbabwe allegedly stole over P700,000 from Mega Drugstore on different dates between 2015 and 2021 in Francistown. Mega Drugstore, located at Nswazwi Mall in Francistown, is one of the leading retail pharmacies in...

  • Former Journalist Charged With Threat-To-Kill

    Makgekgenene, 35, is a close relative to former cabinet minister and Member of Parliament (MP) for Tonota, Lemme Makgekgenene, who received a Presidential Order of Honour (PH) in 2008. The Makgekgenenes are not only known in political circles in...

  • Serial Rape Suspect Violates 70-Year-Old

    The suspect is facing counts over a few offences, one of which includes the rape of a 70-year-old woman.The accused, Lucky Ndlovu, allegedly raped the woman on November 16, 2021 near farms in Mathangwane. In the second count, the State alleges that...

  • BMWU, Commissioner strike unionisation compromise

    BMWU and Makoro Brick have been embroiled in a protracted battle since 2001 over the unionisation of the latter’s employees as per their right to form a union if they meet the 33% threshold of unionising.The labour battle between BMWU and Makoro...

  • Robbers' appeal dismissed

    The two robbers, Thabo Ngwenya, a Zimbabwean and his Motswana accomplice, Elias Macheng, were each sentenced to 10 years in jail in 2019 for robbing Wu Xungsheng money amounting to P18,550, cellphones and other gadgets valued at P49,730,00 on...

  • Tiroyakgosi sucked into ‘AWOL’ prosecutor controversy

    The prosecutor, Botlhe Maroane-Gachungi, is based at the DPP offices in Francistown. Gachungi attracted the curiosity of justices and magistrates after his colleagues at the DPP appeared in some of the cases he is prosecuting without...

  • Gangster style murderer sentenced to death

    Thuso-a former Physics teacher at Tutume McConnell-was shot and killed by Nthoiwa Maxala on September 13 at Somerset East in 2015.On Tuesday at the High Court, Court Room 3 presided over by Justice Matlhogonolo Phuthego, was a place of contrasting...

  • Court revokes armed robbery suspects' bails

    The accused, Odirile Mahudiri Ofithile, 42, of Phaleng ward in Shoshong and Ronald Dipholo, 50, of Podipedi ward in Bobonong, had their bails revoked after they were reasonably suspected of committing similar offences – one of their bail conditions...

  • State Pleads 'No Funds' In Murder Trial

    This time, the scenario that played out was when a prosecutor informed the court that the police have no funds to transport an investigation officer (IO) to finalise a murder case. This has resulted in the rescheduling of Neo Mosepele's case wher...

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