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Ntibinyane Ntibinyane
  • World Press Freedom Day - A tribute to Africa’s journalist

    World Press Freedom Day, 3rd of May is a day to commemorate the contribution of the media to democracy, justice and social reform. It is a day that recognises the contribution of not just the role of the media, but the contribution media activists...

  • Khama’s SADC litmus test

    MBONGENI MGUNI   Cometh the hour, cometh the man? For the 277 million citizens spread out across the 15 states making up the SADC region, President Ian Khama’s ascension to their chairmanship on Monday is a Godsend, a non-event or an...

  • Of self interest and vultures

    Sometime in June 2000 at a seminar at Botswana National Productivity Centre, President Ian Khama, then vice president, angered Members of Parliament (MPs) across the political divide after likening them to vultures that were all out to loot the...

  • Bigger vision or nightmare

    For years, residents of Botlhatlogo, Sehithwa and Toteng, were among the poorest in Botswana; in 2014, according to the government-run Statistics Botswana, found that 46.2% of the district’s residents lived in abject poverty. But the 2010...

  • The painful plight of a landless farmer

    It has now become a ritual for Iue Tjitemisa, 42, to wake up every morning and look towards this abandoned mining structure in the distance and curse. He will curse until he has had enough for the day. There is now complete silence where, just a few...

  • Masisi should Chicken out

    Supporters of vice president Mokgweetsi Masisi are said to be lobbying their man behind the scenes to stand for the party’s chairmanship position, but odds are against President Khama’s deputy in the fight for the soul of the ruling...

  • Guma – the biggest loser?

    Who emerged the biggest loser in the recent Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Women’s wing elections in Lobatse? It’s certainly not only Tshepo Wareus, but also the former party chairperson and Member of Parliament for Tati East Samson Moyo...

  • Here comes Tshekedi Khama

    Its is now official that President Ian Khama’s younger brother Tshekedi Khama has joined the ruling Botswana Democratic Party’s  (BDP) chairmanship race. Sources close to the younger Khama this week told Mmegi that the minister of...

  • P500m stolen from government?

    Information passed to Mmegi reveals that the sum was for a project that was never completed. There are documents showing that senior government officials (names withheld) at Office of the President (OP) and the government spy agency may have been in...

  • Why DPP refused to charge Moroka

    In what is turning out to be one of the most bizarre cases in the history of the judiciary in Botswana, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) refused to prosecute the De Beers Botswana resident director Neo Moroka for the killing of his...

  • Victim’s family launches private prosecution

    For the first time in Botswana, an independent law firm will attempt to independently prosecute an accused person following the decision by the DPP not to do so. Law firm Senamela Sekga Attorneys represents Margaret Danster. In September last year,...

  • Kgosi – The missing tape

    The video was the missing part of the widely publicised transcriptions of the interrogation that was leaked to the press last year under the heading ‘Disc One’. The leaked transcriptions were however incomplete because they did not have...

  • DIS the chaotic organisation

    Mmegi has established this in a leaked interrogation videotape between the DIS director general Isaac Kgosi and the Directorate on Corruption and Economic (DCEC) crime investigators. In the videotape, which Mmegi has seen and studied, Kgosi concedes...

  • How Kgosi spied on his juniors

    Kgosi makes this admission in a tape seen and analysed by Mmegi. In an interrogation with the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) investigators Kgosi said that he installed covert cameras in his office after he realised that some...

  • ‘The complete Kgosi investigation’

    The embattled spy chief is likely to face 16 counts of corruption from the initial 35 previously prepared by the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC). Mmegi investigations indicate that the DCEC has handed over the docket to the...

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