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Pini Bothoko
  • 18-year-old faces defilement

    The victim's' mother allegedly suspected she was pregnant, took her to Mookane clinic for tests which proved positive.Confirming to be investigating the case, Dibete police station commander Superintendent Meshack Ranku said the matter was...

  • Police indiscipline troubles Mmusi

    Mmusi, troubled by his charges, shared his worries when officiating at the ongoing 49th Botswana Police Senior Officers annual conference at the Special Support Group Band Wing Hall this afternoon. "The biggest challenge we have is indiscipline...

  • Justice ministry vows to speed up delivery

    “Improvement of access to justice is vital. I have pledged to review and reform the justice system, enhance public education and outreach and reduction of case backlog. Central to our purpose as the ministry responsible for justice is the delivery...

  • Hunger hits BDF barracks

    Of recent, army officers allege they are 'dying of hunger', a situation that is said to be worsening. It is alleged that soldiers are at times fed a single fruit for supper, motogo or Tsabana for breakfast and sometimes get fed plain rice...

  • Pedestrian dies in A1 mishap

    The Deputy Divisional Traffic Officer for South Central, Senior Superintendent Boiki Mojalemotho said the accident occurred when the deceased was crossing the road heading towards Kia Motors. Mojalemotho said the deceased was certified dead by...

  • Car-train crash survivor 'in the woods'

    Deputy Divisional Traffic Officer for South Central, Senior Superintendent Boiki Mojalemotho, who is investigating the matter, said they are yet to establish the sole survivor’ age as she currently cannot speak. Mojalemotho said two people, a...

  • ATM bombings, armed robberies under control- Mmusi

    Just a year ago, cash-in-transit robberies kept the police on their toes with weekly occurrences as robbers staged heists, overpowering security company guards and making off with large sums of money.For years, the country had experienced an upsurge...

  • Bobonong police nab fake cops

    Botswana Police Service (BPS) Public Relations Officer, Senior Superintendent Near Bagali stated in a media release that Bobonong police arrested four Batswana men aged between 31 and 42 on Thursday for obtaining by false pretences.“The quartet,...

  • Mookane septuagenarian arrested for defilement

    Dibete Police Station Commander, Superintendent Meshack Ranku told MmegiOnline that the victim’s mother reported the matter yesterday following her daughter's suspicious and frequent visits to the old man, who is their neighbour. Ranku said the...

  • GBV remains a concern

    This was revealed by the Minister of Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture, Tumiso Rakgare responding to a question that was asked by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Gaborone North, Mpho Balopi who had asked the Minister to state progress made regarding...

  • Still no trace of 21-year-old missing lad

    Disbelief enveloped the Sowa family as it is almost three months Alan fled home and his family is no closer to getting answers on what happened to him. The young man’s family is increasingly frustrated over the possibility of what could have...

  • Housebreaking, theft upset Serowe police applecart

    Serowe’s assistant police station commander, Assistant Superintendent Bophelo Ntatiwa said despite their efforts to contain the situation, the crime rate in the area has taken a disturbing turn. “From January to date we have recorded 19 cases of...

  • Volatile couple faces murder in neighbour's death

    Broadhurst Police Station commander, Superintendent Obusitswe Lokae said initially a couple, the 29-year-old boyfriend and his 20-year-old girlfriend, was fighting and the deceased tried to intervene. The couple allegedly ended up ganging up on the...

  • BDF muddies reputation

    The minister revealed the sentiment when officiating at the three-day ministry’s performance management forum retreat that was held at Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel.“Of recent Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has been leading local news with incidents...

  • Gov’t to build 28 police stations

    Minister of Defence and Security, Kagiso Mmusi revealed this when officiating at a three-day ministry’s performance management forum retreat that was held at Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel.He said the construction of the project would also include the...

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