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Pini Bothoko
  • GCC passes motion to regulate shebeens

    The councillor for Boseja ward in Gaborone Bonnington North, Khumo Sebereko has tabled a motion for the Ministry of Trade and Industry to allow licensing of taverns or shebeens in homes.Debating the motion, Sebereko said licensing of shebeens would...

  • Fights in and around bars, shebeens worrisome

    The concern follows an incident in which a young man was stabbed with a knife in Extension 27 in Broadhurst, Gaborone on Saturday night at a shebeen and sustained serious injuries. Broadhurst Police Station commander, Superintendent Obusitswe Lokae...

  • Broadhurst police investigate murder-suicide

    Confirming the investigation, Broadhurst Police Station commander, Superintendent Obusitswe Lokae said they received the report at around 7:30am after a passerby saw a woman lying in a pool of blood and reported the matter to the police.“On arrival...

  • Drug prevalence in schools worrisome

    In their mission to curb drug use amongst learners as drugs continue to find their ways into schools, police have moved to reinforce operations and educational campaigns targeting schools.There have been concerns about the increase in students'...

  • Khama fights for reprieve in ‘arms’ case

    In papers filed by his lawyers, the former president argued that the State’s case against him should be suspended as he has applied to the High Court to set the charges aside. The High Court case is set to be decided on later this year.Khama is...

  • Head-on crash leaves passenger dead, driver injured

    The accident occurred at around 5:30am when the duo was driving from the west facing the eastern part into Mochudi village.In an interview with The Monitor, Mochudi Police Station Commander, Superintendent Joel Masilo said the accident occurred after...

  • Police numbers inadequate – Mmusi

    Presenting to the Committee of Supply, the Minister of Defence and Security, Kagiso Mmusi said the current police workforce has proven to be insufficient to address the increasing and complex crimes and other emerging security challenges. Some of the...

  • Letlhakane shebeens catalysts of brutal crimes

    Unmasking the brutal reality behind crimes that attract violence and death in the village, Mmegi Staff Writer, PINI BOTHOKO observes that shebeens are catalysts for alcohol-related crimesAlcohol is believed to be among the primary drivers of...

  • Stray cattle along A1 Highway a menace

    Even though road fatalities occur on several roads around the country, the most outstanding cases occurred on the A1 highway as demonstrated by the police statistics. Accidents caused by stray livestock along highways across the country have been a...

  • One dead in Francistown road mishap

    Kutlwano Police Station Commander, Superintendent Neo Serumola told The Monitor that the accident occurred around 1:30am. He further stated that the deceased was in the company of another woman who was the driver.The two were from the town centre...

  • Man's obsession over 16-year-old minor leads to death

    The furious 38-year-old man pounced on the teenage girl’s family in an attack at around 3am while they were sleeping. He destroyed doors and ended up being stabbed to death with his own knife in the attack.Whilst harassing the family, breaking into...

  • 'Serial rapist' nabbed for BIUST student's murder

    His luck ran out recently after he gave a Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) student a lift, demanded sex on the way, and assaulted and injured her after she spurned his advances.Palapye police recently nabbed...

  • C'llr off the hook for Kablay threats

    For a while now, the Member of Parliament for Letlhakeng/Lephephe Constituency, Liakat Kably and Tshenyego have not been seeing eye to eye after Kably had laid threats-to-kill charges against the latter in what was viewed as a political fight.On...

  • Hitchhiking costs BIUST student her life

    The learner lost her life on March 3 at Princess Marina Hospital where she was hospitalised after she was assaulted by a man who had given her a lift from Gaborone to Palapye recently. According to the police, the driver had demanded sex from the...

  • Father threatens to kill children, commit suicide

    The 28-year-old man was arrested on Saturday after threatening to kill his two children and commit suicide.In the recent incident, the father visited Broadhurst Police Station to seek help from the police after having a misunderstanding with the...

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