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Pini Bothoko
  • Thirsty Moshaweng villagers drink unclean water

    The supply of the current single functioning borehole in the village is inadequate to cover the entire community of a population of approximately 1,700, a situation that has left residents irate.For almost two months now, residents of Moshaweng...

  • Scammers target online shoppers

    The scammers, who claim to have tender openings or goods for sale, have swindled many people online including in Botswana. The police said the scammers usually prefer using emails as their form of communication but they also use unregistered local...

  • ‘Is my client going to be prosecuted for witchcraft?’

    Tema is representing Outlwile Aston, who is accused of killing his wife, Barulaganye Aston, a teacher butchered at Kopong two months ago.Aston is charged for the murder of his wife alongside Oageng Moagi Letsholo (46), Leufty Gaolemogwe Kosie (47)...

  • Public needs to be educated on bail

    It seems the perception that the police arrest suspects and the courts quickly release them on bail having taken hold has left the general public disappointed by the legal system.Moreover, some people feel the legal gaps are defeatist to the police...

  • Traffic cops hope new system stems road casualties

    The traffic control system is currently being installed amongst monitoring sites mostly at major intersections and it is expected to monitor the state of the city’s core routes and digitally feed that information to the command centre.Furthermore,...

  • Motive unknown—Motube on Sese cops shooting

    Reached for comment, the Botswana Police Service Public Relations Officer, Assistant Commissioner Dipheko Motube said on Friday evening, a 34-year-old male constable shot and killed his 36-year-old female colleague from Bokaa using his service...

  • New intersections to ease Gaborone traffic

    For years, traffic jam in the western part of the city has been a nightmare for motorists and residents of Greater Gaborone, especially during peak hours when people go to and return from work.Residents in the western part of the city used to take...

  • Serowe rape incidents persist, police worry

    Serowe Police Station commander, Superintendent Poloko Oteng said rape cases are a concern in his jurisdiction as they record three to four cases every week.Oteng said they are currently investigating three rape cases that occurred last week in...

  • First-year UB student commits 'suicide'

    Police are trying to piece together information to establish what the 17-year-old boy, who was an off-campus student, was doing in the campus that early in the morning.Central Police Station commander, Superintendent Mothusi Phadi told The Monitor...

  • Gas cylinder explosion claims a toddler's life

    The deceased succumbed to the injuries yesterday at Princess Marina Hospital (PMH) where she was hospitalised since the tragedy. The explosion occurred when she was in company of her Zimbabwean mother and her one-year-old brother.Confirming to be...

  • Violent crimes hit home

    This area has turned into a haven for criminals.People live in constant fear of criminals who intrude in the comfort of their homes, cars and businesses. Neighborhoods in greater Gaborone are longer safe and inhabitants rarely take free walk on the...

  • Cops shoot, kill 'notorious' armed robber

    Mongale had been on the police's 'wanted list' for several criminal offences including robbery (ATM blasting), breaking into a motor vehicle, theft, shop breaking and theft, malicious damage to property, and stealing from a person. The...

  • Mother ‘murderer’ sent for psychiatric assessment

    He is alleged to have thrown his deceased mother's body inside a pond.Bokamoso Setlhabi (32) who allegedly killed his mother, Omphemetse Dineo Setlhabi (57) has been ordered by court to undergo a psychiatric assessment as there are suspicions...

  • Hitchhiking trio hijacks motorist

    Mochudi Police Assistant Station Commander, Assistant Superintendent Washington Zambezi said they received the report at around 11pm.“The trio had requested the victim to drop them at Boseja ward in Mochudi promising to pay him but on the way, they...

  • MVA Fund spends P54m on spinal cord injuries

    The crashes are not only a public health issue but they are also a social and economic issue that cost government millions of pula annualy.Officiating at the just-ended Trauma Management Symposium that was held at Avani Hotel on Friday, Motor Vehicle...

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