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  • Shame on the Police!

    According to a press statement from the police, unidentified armed men attacked on duty police officers at the station in the early hours of Tuesday.During the attack, the suspects stole 14 riffles, five pistols and an undisclosed number of...

  • Masisi should speak for KPs reform

    On the other hand, President Mokgweetsi Masisi is set to embark on a trip to Europe to canvass support for Botswana’s bid to host the KP Secretariat.While it will be a good thing for Botswana to win the bid to have the KP Secretariat on our shores,...

  • Ministers shouldrespect Dikgosi

    During the last day of their meeting, the Dikgosi posted 34 questions, of which only two were answered. Despite the House seating for only five days, Cabinet ministers found it hard to make time to answer questions from tribal leaders. Thirty-two...

  • When are we policing the police?

    After serving only a few months of their sentences, the soldiers were granted an unexplained presidential pardon by ex-president Ian Khama.In 2012, John’s father, James Kalafatis, died after being savagely beaten and dumped behind the Sir Seretse...

  • The interfering hand of the Executive

    As a parent, the Office of the President (OP) could have done better by simply intervening in the impasse between the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) and the DCEC well in time, rather than watching silently as the two security organs...

  • Fighting stock theft should be collective effort

    Within this form of farming come challenges such as drought, diseases and stock theft amongst others.From these difficulties, stock theft is becoming a bane to pastoralists either those who rear cattle or small stock.Stealing of cattle is causing...

  • Botswana needs proper rehabilitation centres

    Our sister publication The Monitor earlier this week carried a story on serious human rights abuses being meted on people who have gone for rehabilitation at a boot camp in Kgatleng. Allegations cite verbal and physical abuses, children being...

  • DCEC, DIS wars threaten gov’t trust

    This came about after the DIS agents raided and sealed the DCEC offices last week in search of files allegedly opened by the corruption bursting agency investigators against some of the DIS officers.The move prompted DCEC head, Tymon Katlholo to...

  • Difference is the essence of democracy

    In the absence of all these, including the enjoyment of one’s human rights, then that cannot be described as a democratic environment. For a long time, Botswana has been a beacon of good democratic society. Tolerance of differences and opposing...

  • Déjà vu as Ratanang case haunts football

    The 2021-2022 Premier League season has been unfolding in an admirable manner considering all the challenges football faced due to COVID-19.There was no football action for almost two years and the return of action in September last year brought...

  • Firearms case: Let the courts decide!

    Now, following the numerous search and seizures at the former’s various plots, the State has finally summoned him for criminal charges. The charges are as a result of an amended charge sheet of former DIS head, Isaac Kgosi, who was late last year...

  • We can defeat drug abuse

    The story lays bare the severity of the drug abuse situation in the country. Although we don’t want to admit yet, drug or substance abuse is real in Botswana, and it is actually a pandemic.Hence, this is a call for action from all stakeholders to...

  • Shame on you Slumber!

    Tsogwane, the whole BDP chairperson, told the party’s campaign rally: “If you are not going to vote for our woman candidate Onkemetse Mothei, that will be akin to committing gender-based violence (GBV).”This unfortunate statement comes at a...

  • Has Masisi lost the plot?

    When taking oath, he assured the nation that his major priority was to diversify the economy, tackle unemployment and poverty amongst his people. He promised to prioritise job creation for young people who are the worst affected by unemployment.Apart...

  • Makgophe’s arrest an embarrassment

    On the other hand, the spy unit, Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) was created and mainly introduced to oversee the security of the nation. However, as things stand, the two forces seem to be overriding each other, resulting in clash of...

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