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Pini Bothoko
  • 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...

  • Serowe police vow to curb violent crimes

    No 2 district officer commanding, Senior Superintendent Paul Oketsang told The Monitor they would prioritise the fight against violent crimes currently keeping police on their toes to curb the escalating incidents in the area.Oketsang gave an example...

  • Police struggle to break spiraling ATM blasting

    Burglars continue to break open ATM using explosives and getting away with large sums of money. To date, the police are still struggling to crack down on spiraling ATM blasting in greater Gaborone as there has been no breakthrough in the latest...

  • Possession of offensive weapons on the rise

    Crime in general remains appallingly high especially in the Greater Gaborone as people continue to live in constant fear of criminals in the comfort of their homes and while driving their cars, issues that are currently keeping the police on their...

  • Pedestrian dies in road mishap

    No 3 District officer commanding, Senior Superintendent Theriso Thatayotlhe said the deceased was initially involved in an accident before the fatal mishap as his Honda Fit found by the roadside had burnt to ashes. "We suspect that the deceased...

  • Police investigate Pitsane Molopo death

    The police have revealed that they received a report the morning of August 17. They suspect that the incident might have occurred the night before.Pitsane Molopo Police Station Commander, Superintendent Thusego Kenyafetse said even though they do not...

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