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Lebogang Mosikare
  • ANC wants to exhume liberation struggle hero's remains

    Gaetsewe was buried in Francistown, Botswana on December 31, 1998. His family still lives at the Gaetsewe family compound in Area W (Itekeng ward), Francistown.Gaetsewe was born in 1916 at Maruping village in Ga-Segonyana, Northern cape.He spent many...

  • BDP activist to be tried next year

    When the accused, Kago Phofuetsile, appeared before Magistrate Thabang Chokwe on Monday this week, the prosecution said that the trial dates set for March 7, 8, 22 and 24 in 2022 were still suitable for the prosecution.Phofuetsile is accused of three...

  • How mental health affected Batswana during COVID-19

    FRANCISTOWN: Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community, according to the...

  • 'Petrol bomb attackers’ beef up legal team

    When some of the accused were arraigned in court, they were all represented by attorney Dimpho Masunda. But when they appeared before Senior Magistrate Game Mooketsi this week, attorney Kagiso Jani represented the first accused, Kabelo Mompati, while...

  • Security director up for rape

    Kelebogile allegedly unlawfully had sexual intercourse with the complainant without her consent at or near Gerald Estates on October 1, 2021. Represented by attorney Joram Matomela, Kelebogile pleaded not guilty to the offence after charges were read...

  • Gun-Negligent Father 'Jumps The Gun'

    The labourer, Sibangelizwe Ncube, 41, had previously only pleaded guilty to the offence of unlawfully entering Botswana in 2001 when he was arraigned in court on September 17, 2021, following the tragic incident that landed him in trouble for leaving...

  • Soldier Conned Of P200,000 In Car Deal

    The alleged conman, Karabo Makhombe (28) of Selebi-Phikwe, landed in hot soup after he allegedly defrauded Kesentseng Jackson of the said amount. It is alleged that Makhombe unlawfully obtained P200,000 from Jackson by falsely claiming that he was an...

  • Archaic Education Act: Catalyst for wayward behaviour in schools

    FRANCISTOWN: How the student was treated ignited a war of words between unions representing teachers and a human rights organisation, the Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV and AIDS (BONELA), which says that corporal punishment in schools should...

  • Zim man ‘fraudulently’ obtains Omang

    Bernard Mvunda, the Zimbabwean who allegedly obtained Omang using the names Chidzani Mufaya in Tonota, was denied bail when he appeared before Magistrate Thabang Chokwe.According to the particulars of the offence, Mvunda allegedly gave false...

  • Illegal gold miners change modus operandi

    It is a well-known fact that illegal mining for gold in Botswana is mainly concentrated in the disused gold shafts in Francistown and the proximity of Matsiloje village.However, the alleged illegal miners or Zama Zamas, as they are referred to in...

  • Couple Hires Hitman To Kill Ex-Lover

    The husband, wife, and their co-accused landed in hot soup after they allegedly murdered the husband's former lover. The trio is also indicted for allegedly attempting to murder four people, three of which are the husband’s children with his...

  • Uncle ‘rapes’ niece

    When the accused, who cannot be named for legal and ethical reasons, appeared before Magistrate Thabang Chokwe, the prosecutor Inspector Kenneth Edward applied for the accused to be remanded in custody.Edward told the court that investigations in the...

  • BDP yet to take action against councillor

    Recently, Mmegi’s sister publication, The Monitor, published an article in which the BDP councillor for Medie/Kweneng ward, Edward Swanekani, allegedly landed in hot soup after he defiled a 17-year-old girl. The Monitor also said Swanekani (37) had...

  • Serial rapist drops discharge bid, pursues bail

    The applicant, Thatayaone Nka of Monarch location, attracted the name ‘Forest Evil’ as he preyed on his victims, mostly secondary and tertiary school learners in the bushes after giving them a lift in his car.In 2017, then Magistrate Dumisani...

  • Judge Brands Serial Rapist 'Sexual Demon'

    Lesego Mmapadi (37), appeared before Justice Barnabas Nyamadzabo on Friday to hear his appeal against both his conviction and sentence after he was given 10 years in jail for his third rape case by a lower court.His appeal at the High Court did not...

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