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Lebogang Mosikare
  • Tiroyakgosi sucked into ‘AWOL’ prosecutor controversy

    The prosecutor, Botlhe Maroane-Gachungi, is based at the DPP offices in Francistown. Gachungi attracted the curiosity of justices and magistrates after his colleagues at the DPP appeared in some of the cases he is prosecuting without...

  • Gangster style murderer sentenced to death

    Thuso-a former Physics teacher at Tutume McConnell-was shot and killed by Nthoiwa Maxala on September 13 at Somerset East in 2015.On Tuesday at the High Court, Court Room 3 presided over by Justice Matlhogonolo Phuthego, was a place of contrasting...

  • Court revokes armed robbery suspects' bails

    The accused, Odirile Mahudiri Ofithile, 42, of Phaleng ward in Shoshong and Ronald Dipholo, 50, of Podipedi ward in Bobonong, had their bails revoked after they were reasonably suspected of committing similar offences – one of their bail conditions...

  • State Pleads 'No Funds' In Murder Trial

    This time, the scenario that played out was when a prosecutor informed the court that the police have no funds to transport an investigation officer (IO) to finalise a murder case. This has resulted in the rescheduling of Neo Mosepele's case wher...

  • Furious son ‘threatens to kill mother’, labels her witch

    The State alleges that Letlhogonolo Isaiah threatened to kill Chandapiwa Isaiah on November 4,2021 at Mhatane settlement.He allegedly uttered the words “lebitla la gago le epilwe gale. Ke tlile go go bolaya” meaning “your grave is already dug....

  • Incestuous father asks variation of bail conditions

    According to the police, the accused allegedly had sexual intercourse with his daughter on various occasions in June 2020 and July 2021 at the residence of his daughter’s mother at Block 2.He was caught in the act by the mother of his child having...

  • Undocumented ‘murderer’ applies for bail

    When Ndlovu made an urgent application before Justice Matlhogonolo Phuthego on Wednesday, he readily admitted that he does not have proper travel documents that authorise him to be in Botswana.“The investigations officer (IO) knows that I have a...

  • Intoxicated Son Murders Stepfather

    However, recently, Ditshenyo learnt that karma has a way of catching up with disastrous consequences. Ditshenyo simultaneously looked puzzled and remorseful after a verdict of 'guilty' was passed against him for the 2017 murder of his...

  • Son Gets 5Yrs After Slitting Father’s Throat

    The Francistown High Court found Goitsemang guilty of unintentionally killing Mooketsi Sebudubudu on July 2, 2018.Goitsemang had pleaded guilty to the offence. Moroka then sentenced Goitsemang to five years in jail and subsequently made an order that...

  • 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...

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