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Lebogang Mosikare
  • Outcry over contraband, prison escapes

    Mmusi made the remarks during the BPS Senior Officers Conference on Wednesday that was held under the theme, “Building a high performance culture: Repositioning, Realigning and Re-engineering the Prison Service to achieve its mandate.”“As I...

  • St John court succession battle ends

    The succession saga ended on Friday when Justice Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe ruled in favour of the plaintiff, St John, directing the installation of Melittah Ndubano, the late Archbishop’s daughter, as the successor. The defendant was ordered to cover...

  • Political party funding sparks concerns

    During the recent Budget Speech, the Minister of Finance, Peggy Serame, announced that the government has introduced political party funding to the tune of P34 million, which she added will enhance the country’s democratic principles. The...

  • BTC hit by copper cables theft

    The continuing and widespread theft of telecommunications infrastructure in Botswana is undermining the disrupting the supply of communication services to customers, BTC has previously lamented.Just last week, Zimbabwean duo, Thato Ngwenya and...

  • AoJ, LSB impasse bad for judiciary– UB professor

    This week, the LSB boycotted the opening of the 2024 Legal Year and instead held its parallel session where pertinent issues regarding the state of the Judiciary in the country were discussed. The LSB cited various unresolved administrative issues...

  • Four men sentenced for illegal gold mining

    Upon the reading of the charge sheet, the accused pleaded guilty to the offence. They were also convicted and sentenced to an additional year in jail for entering Botswana through an ungazetted point of entry near Matsiloje village on an unspecified...

  • Quartet accused of stealing BTC cable worth P330,000

    The state asserts that the quartet, along with others not currently before the court, acting together with a common purpose, stole a BTC cable valued at P329, 385 near Matsiloje village on January 29. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge...

  • Monarch man faces charge for underage girl's rape

    According to the charge sheet, Aobakwe George is accused of raping an underage girl on an unknown day in September 2019 in Monarch. George pleaded not guilty to the offence after the charge was read to him. Prosecutor Janet Mothowakgosi informed the...

  • BMD, BRP vow to win elections

    Thuso Tiego, the president of BMD, and Biggie Butale, the leader of BRP, will be battling for the keys of the State House with President Mokgweetsi Masisi of the BDP, Duma Boko of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and Dumelang Saleshando of...

  • No date yet for BPP primaries

    The voters’ registration process was delayed by a court application that the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) instituted legal action against the electoral management body, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).The UDC eventually lost the...

  • Mupane Gold Mine accused of cracking homes

    Residents aired their concerns during a kgotla meeting that was convened by the village leadership of Matsiloje and top officials from MGM on Tuesday.Some residents fear that their houses might collapse any minute and they would not have anywhere to...

  • Man threatens to axe wife to death

    According to the charge sheet, Thapelo Kealotswe, 43, threatened to bludgeon his wife Francinah Kealotswe to death by uttering the words, "O jele madi ngwanyana ke wena mme o tsile go nyela gompieno...Ke tsile go go bolaya..ke tla a go rema ka...

  • Virus granted bail in Magomora’s murder case

    Bright, also known as Virus in social circles, landed in hot soup after he allegedly murdered Kabelo ‘Magomora' Mantswe on December 24, 2023 in Block One. He was ordered to bind himself with P2,000 as well as bring two Batswana sureties who...

  • BPP bags Francistown East

    This latest development was confirmed by the BPP deputy secretary general Tiroeaone Ntsima who is also tipped to represent the UDC in Francistown East in this year's general elections."The BPP is happy with the number of constituencies it...

  • FMD compensation to end next year

    Agriculture Ministry’s public relations officer in the North East District, Kelebogile Mosarwe mentioned on Friday that only a few farmers are yet to be compensated.“Following the compensation of farmers, the MoA will start the process of...

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