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Pini Bothoko
  • Masisi and the war against crime

    Under Masisi’s term, mushrooming of cash-in-transit heists was experienced as robbers continued to find their way into businesses, over powering the police and security guards and making off with large sums of money despite the police’s...

  • Armed robbery suspect dies in police shootout

    It is reported that at around 7pm when Trans Cash and Carry in Tlokweng was about to close, four armed robbers entered the shop and started demanding money.Officer Commanding, senior superintendent Theriso Thatayotlhe confirmed the incident to...

  • Ramakorwane steps into Makgophe's shoes

    Last weekend, rumours circulated alleging Makgophe had been fired with Ramakorwane appointed as the new police commissioner.Asked to comment on the allegations, the minister of Defence, Justice and Security Kagiso Mmusi dismissed the rumour mill as...

  • Stay away from young girls - police warn

    The police recently issued a statement stating that only four of 24 defilement cases referred to them by Princess Marina Hospital (PMH) were reported to the police. Botswana Police Service's (BPS) public relations officer, assistant commissioner...

  • Woman hit, killed while jogging

    The deceased was jogging alongside her husband at around 6.30am near Wagga Gardens when the driver of a Toyota Runx lost control of his car and hit her killing her in the process.Deputy divisional traffic officer for South-Central, senior...

  • Police praise Makhadzi’s one-woman show revellers

    According to officer commanding, senior Superintendent Theriso Thatayotlhe, a sizeable crowd of police officers were tasked in and around the music festival because they had anticipated crime incidents to occur.“Given that the festival had...

  • Police investigate fatal crash

    Deputy Divisional Traffic Officer for South-Central, Senior Superintendent Boiki Mojalemotho told The Monitor that the deceased was driving alone when the accident occurred.He said the accident that was reported at around 1:30pm occurred near the...

  • Violence drives children to the streets

    This came to light at the just ended gender-based violence (GBV) standard operating procedures workshop by the Botswana Police Service (BPS) that was held at the Majestic Five Hotel.Police said exposure to violence, especially in the home, is a...

  • Makgophe’s detention condemned

    Videos of DIS convoy recently circulated across social media platforms with government vehicles transporting the police commissioner to police headquarters to search for files containing licences of weapons of war Makgophe allegedly granted to the...

  • Women are their own worst enemy – Dikgosi

    But they rather said women are their own worst enemies because it is evident that they do not support each other as they hold the largest percentage of the country’s population, but they support men over their counterparts.This follows a question...

  • Dibete police battle dagga smuggling

    For years, the Botswana Police Service has been battling to contain the rising cases of dagga smuggling, despite police presence along the borders. Dibete police are adamant dagga is smuggled from the southern part of Botswana, suspecting the product...

  • Two men face murder charge

    Monkgogi Johannes, 28, was found lifeless in a pool of blood with stab wounds last Monday at 2am near the bar. Officer commanding, senior superintendent Paul Oketsang, who is on the case said Lebogang Medupi, 30, and Bokamoso Kanje, 29, both of...

  • Two die in separate road fatalities

    The first mishap occurred on Wednesday night at around 9.46pm at Palamaokue lands between Serule and Moreomabele villages along the A1 highway, which involved a truck that had two occupants, the 37-year-old driver and a 45-year-old passenger.Officer...

  • Sexual harassment hits women in politics

    Quizzed on how sexual harassment affects women in politics, women veterans who have fought all kinds of sexual harassment and Gender Based Violence (GBV) said even though women have made significant inroads into politics in recent years, their...

  • Women's underrepresentation in politics causes worry

    This came to light at the just-ended regional media training on Women’s Political Participation (WPP) training that was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, which had attracted journalists from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Eswatini....

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