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Lebogang Mosikare
  • Can UDC coalition be resuscitated?

    FRANCISTOWN: Recent events happening in the controversy-plagued UDC have dampened the trust that the people had in the tripartite coalition. The suspension of Dumelang Saleshando and Goretetse Kekgonegile, the president and the secretary-general of...

  • Land fraudster bags three-year jail term

    Francistown Magistrate Thapelo Buang noted the public outcry on Friday when sentencing Gift Maposa, who also goes by the alias Buzwani Poloko, to five years in prison for two counts of obtaining by false pretences.Maposa landed in hot soup after he...

  • Police lift serial Honda Fit 'armed robbers’

    The duo, Kabelo Modise, 19, of Boseja in Mochudi and Tefo Buka, 25, of Mabunda ward in Marapong, is alleged to have violently robbed Laone Nthobatsang of a Samsung cellphone worth P1,500 and P2,580 cash on July 13 at Mathangwane.On the second count,...

  • AP wary of joining UDC

    This came to the fore when the president of the Alliance for Progressives (AP), Ndaba Gaolathe, officially opened the party’s elective congress on Saturday at Adansonia Hotel.It is in the public domain that two protagonists, the Botswana Congress...

  • Gaolathe rallies behind Makgophe, Katlholo

    As such, a prosecutor is required to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the person committed the crime if that person is to be convicted. To do so, proof must be shown for every single element of a crime.However, president of the Alliance for...

  • AP bans lobbylists

    The AP will hold its congress under the theme, “To move Botswana into a paragon of nation building and prosperity”, stated the party’s spokesperson, Dr Phenyo Butale.However, Butale said AP does not allow lobbylists. “Our members compete for...

  • Man rapes septuagenarian

    The state alleges that Diketso Dipelaelo raped the septuagenarian during a date unknown to the prosecution in 2019 in Tonota.When Dipelaelo’s trial commenced, the complainant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the court that she was...

  • Cooperatives unlock opportunities

    FRANCISTOWN: Botswana’s cooperative movement comprises consumer cooperatives, agricultural marketing and supplies cooperatives, savings and credit cooperatives, producer cooperatives and thrift and loan cooperatives.Cooperatives had and continue to...

  • Democracy is ingrained in our blood – BTU

    The congress will be held at Majestic Hotel in Palapye from July 11-15 and it will be held under the theme, “Empowering educators; building globally competitive human capital for the nation”.The objective of the theme, Tupane explained, is to...

  • Man murders girlfriend

    Moses Lesaro was convicted on his own plea of guilt for murdering the mother of his four children, Diane Jeremea, on August 16, 2017 at Manowe ward in Tonota.When pleading for his client to not receive the ultimate sentence of death, Lesaro’s...

  • Ex-cop gets death penalty for wife's murder

    Justice Bengbame Sechele condemned Legae, 41, to death for brutally killing Olerato Legae, a meteorological services worker in Letlhakane, on July 13, 2016.Before passing the ultimate penalty, Justice Sechele said there were no exceptional...

  • Harrowing details revealed in trio's murders

    The state alleges that Gasebonno Boitumelo Makgasane murdered Realotswe Kaisara, Segametsi Moleele, and Maitumelo Makwate between February 2 and 4, 2016, in Mmadiphala ranch in Moletemane village.So far, three of the 15 witnesses that had testified...

  • BDP races against time to find candidate

    Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) this week set July 7, 2022 and July 30, 2022 as the dates for nomination of candidates and by-election respectively, but BDP was Wednesday still undecided on when it will hold primary election.The Moselewapula...

  • Masisi puts constitutional review into disrepute

    From the onset, the constitutional review has been criticised by key stakeholders such as the Botswana’s main opposition party, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC).In December last year, UDC president Duma Boko told the nation during a press...

  • Two BCP activists battle it out for Moselewapula

    The by-election was occasioned by the death of councillor Reuben Ketlhoilwe in May following a long illness. In the 2019 general elections, Ketlhoilwe won the ward under the UDC ticket with 579 votes. He was followed by Gilbert Boikhutso of the...

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