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Lebogang Mosikare
  • Minor pleads guilty to illegal gold mining

    According to the charge sheet Khetas Sibanda, 16, Kelvin Maposa, 43, Matshidza Sibanda, 33, and Kholwani Sibanda, 39, are charged with illegal mining of minerals.The particulars of the offence are that, on or about July 26 at or near Rainbow Mine in...

  • Botash hosts successful wellness day

    Speaking on the rationale behind holding a wellness day on Friday, Botash MD, Kangangwani Phatshwane and Dr Makamu Sebakeng, the guest speaker and emergency medicine specialist, motivated that wellness programmes also help to build team camaraderie...

  • Abandoning BNF primaries may fuel divisions—UB analyst

    While many political formations across the world use primary elections to select candidates for legislative and council vacancies, one of the country’s major political parties, the BNF, has revealed that it will not hold primary elections to select...

  • Zim duo in illegal possession of pangolin

    According to the charge sheet, Kelvi Maposa, 43, and Matitshidza Sibanda, 33, both unemployed and from Plumtree in Zimbabwe, being persons not licensed, authorised or exempted unlawfully captured a pangolin being a protected game animal without a...

  • Depopulation exercise in Zone 6b ends

    The farmers, whose cattle have been destroyed, will receive no compensation from the ministry following the promulgation of the Statutory Instrument No 12 of 2023 published in the Government Gazette of February.On June 7, MoA released a statement...

  • Magistrate lambasts delinquent farmers

    The Magistrate said he has observed that when some herd boys are asked in court why they resorted to stealing livestock, they say they do so because their employers usually pay them late. This tendency, Magetse noted, contributes to the increasing...

  • Man allegedly torches girlfriend using petrol

    In the first count, the state alleges that Samuel Jambo, 41, committed an act to cause bodily harm to Pedzani Phuti on January 23 in Hubona. In the last charge, the state alleges that Jambo assaulted Phuti on January 3 in Hubona.Jambo has pleaded not...

  • Zim illegal gold miners confess

    The state alleges that Bhekimpilo Tau, 36, and Thembani Nkomo, 41, were unlawfully found mining gold at the disused Rainbow Gold Mine on May 4, 2023. The accused are due in court for facts reading on August 3.Meanwhile, a plea for another unspecified...

  • Man pleads guilty to assaulting, defiling minor

    The state alleges that Johane Chilisa Phumaphi indecently assaulted the minor on February 16, 2022, in Gerald Estates. As that was not enough, the state further alleges that Phumaphi then assaulted the minor with a belt on the same date.Phumaphi then...

  • Tutume council chair, deputy survive ‘coup’

    Recently, the BDP and BCP have been working together in efforts to topple Thatayaone Kehetile and Tabona Masole who are chairperson and deputy chairperson of the TDC respectively. Kehetile is a Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) councillor for Dukwi...

  • BMWU accuses mining companies

    Giving a presidential address during the general council of BMWU in Palapye recently, the union’s president Joseph Tsimako said multinational companies are part of the problems bedevilling the industry in Botswana.“The problem starts with their...

  • BDC pumps P50m into healthcare

    The Corporation is the state’s premier investment agency, promoting economic diversity through equity and debt injections into strategic sectors. It invests in commercially viable projects across all sectors of the economy except large-scale...

  • Nothing wrong with opposition parties working with BDP – Analysts

    FRANCISTOWN: The quid pro quo arrangement between the BCP and the BDP led to the tabling of a motion of no confidence against the chairperson of the North West District Council (NWDC) and his deputy.The chairperson and deputy of NWDC were BCP...

  • Threat-to-kill accused's bail application postponed

    The accused, David Hollard, caused a stir in May after he allegedly threatened to kill his wife and confined her at their upmarket Molapo residence for three days.The three-day stand-off ended peacefully after the police negotiated with Hollard not...

  • Rape-murder convict gets death sentence

    When delivering a ruling on whether there were extenuating circumstances or not that could reduce the moral blameworthiness of the convict, Justice Bengbame Sechele of the Francistown High Court said the convict testified under oath and was...

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