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Lebogang Mosikare
  • ‘Husband slayer acted in cahoots with others’

    The state is now of the assumption that 58-year-old Susan Manyathelo murdered her husband Peter Manyathelo, 68, between February 7 and 8, 2022, in Makobo village in the Central District of Botswana.When Susan appeared in court for a bail hearing...

  • Father in custody for daughter's assault

    The state alleges that Johane Chilisa Phumaphi, who is unemployed, assaulted his daughter on February 16, 2022, at Gerald Estates. Phumaphi faces a single of assault occasioning bodily harm. The prosecution has indicated that he may be charged under...

  • Galaxy's last-gasp goal revives dream

    Sesinyi, who is Galaxy’s top goal scorer was lively throughout the game and equalised to earn his team a valuable point in their 1-1 draw against Étoile. The draw against Étoile pushed Galaxy to the bottom of Group C in the Champions’ League...

  • Spying bill, COVID-19 likely to increase insecurity

    After beating a hasty retreat government introduced some checks and balances following a backlash from several quarters that noted varying deficiencies and potential threats that could encroach on the civil liberties of the people while targetting...

  • Can the UDC sustain momentum?

    FRANCISTOWN: While it is a well-known fact that historically the BDP had not been doing well in by-elections only to post strong showing during the general elections, the party cannot rest on its laurels forever because political dynamics are...

  • Adulterous text lands couple in messy suit

    Lesego Piet is the accused in a case in which he allegedly threatened to kill Priscilla Piet over her infidelity. He was recently granted bail. The state alleges that Piet threatened to kill Priscilla uttering, “Mmabofelo, you should be lucky that...

  • Amos up for rape, accomplice at large

    According to the state, Ndabona Amos, 37, raped the teen on February 20, 2021, in Marobela. The prosecution argues that Amos and another suspect, who is still at large and believed to be a Zimbabwean, allegedly raped the girl after they forcefully...

  • UDC NEC retreat still on the cards

    Mohwasa said the retreat is intended to foster unity and connectedness following the acrimonious relationship that developed especially between the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and Botswana National Front (BNF) in the coalition. Tensions had...

  • BDP confident of retaining Ledumadumane East seat

    FRANCISTOWN: The eavesdropping Bill has not only rubbed those in the political arena the wrong way but it has also been dismissed by some lawyers, academics and apolitical bodies in equal measure as an unwelcome law.The Bill was also reportedly not...

  • Controversial eavesdropping bill irks unions

    The Bill seeks to enable law enforcement agencies to use undercover operations to intercept communications, access computer systems and use controlled devices in undertaking investigations of money laundering and associated crimes. It was brought to...

  • DNA exonerates 'incestuous' father’s paternity

    The 41-year-old man of Block 4, who cannot be named for legal and ethical reasons, allegedly had sexual intercourse with his 11-year-old daughter between June 2020 and July 2021 at her mother's residence in Block 2. According to the man’s...

  • Undocumented Zimbabweans cleared of illegal mining

    The brothers, Msix Moyo, 42, Ishmael Moyo, 17, Phumlani Moyo, 27, and Peter Moyo, 23, and their Zimbabwean accomplice, Artwell Ndlovu, 23, were alleged to have committed the offence on November 15, 2021, between Matsiloje and the Botswana Defence...

  • Zim immigrant charged for dagga cultivation

    This is illustrated in the case of an illegal immigrant from Zimbabwe, Melody Nkomo (37), who landed in hot soup after the police uprooted several cannabis plants grown in her backyard garden without a licence (permit) authorising her to cultivate...

  • Zim alien stripped of Botswana citizenship

    When revoking the citizenship of Bernard Nvundla, who obtained a Botswana national identity card (Omang) in Tonota under false pretences using the names Chidzane Mafaya, Chief Magistrate Mareledi Dipate clarified the inherent risks associated with...

  • UDC working on strategies to prevent ‘election rigging’

    As a precautionary measure, the UDC is now working hard behind the scenes to prevent the rigging of elections in future. In 2019 Botswana held elections that were marred by allegations of irregularity. On the merits, petitioners averred amongst other...

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