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Sharon Mathala
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  • Married to Politics: Dineo Saleshando

    A banker by profession, Mma Saleshando is often media-shy. She tells The Monitor she was born in Gaborone but was raised in Mochudi. She was raised by her grandmother because her mother had her at a young age. She schooled in Mochudi all her life...

  • War erupts over P3m National Arts Festival tender

    Allegations of favouritism and corruption for a Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) council candidate who has been awarded the tender by the Ministry of Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture have surfaced.At the heart of the controversy lies a lucrative...

  • Zebras bows out of COSAFA

    The zebras were kicked out of the tournament following a 3- 1 defeat against Mozambique's Mambas following a group A tie this afternoon.Botswana started its campaign with a 0-0 draw against Eswatini, before a similar result against Bafana Bafana...

  • Jam packed GinMe brunch goes on despite glitches

    The event distinguished itself with a unique line-up strictly dedicated to RnB classics, offering a nostalgic journey through the beloved tunes of the '80s and '90s. Interestingly, the audience was predominantly composed of patrons from the...

  • BTC, BnR legal battle heats up

    BnR had dragged BTC to court demanding a whopping P2.7 million from its former sponsor for what BNR classified as sponsorship amount, loss of income and reputational damage due to a breach of contract by the ‘green’ company.The standoff between...

  • Morupisi's fate to be decided tomorrow

    The former PSP and now the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) chairperson indicated his intention to withdraw the appeal through a notice of withdrawal dated February 29, 2024, a plea which was rejected by the state, citing that it offends the CoA...

  • I directed Khama shouldn't be handcuffed – Masisi

    Speaking at a gathering here, which was attended by Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) elders, Masisi explained his fallout with Khama. The President told party members that he tried and failed to reconcile with Khama when their fallout began. Masisi...

  • Pardon all death-row inmates: Kgafela to Masisi

    He said Masisi should do this as a way of setting a bargaining tool for another death row inmate elsewhere, Lesedi Molapisi. Molapisi was arrested for drug trafficking back in 2022 at Bangladesh's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport after...

  • Court grants Kgosi seized guns again

    A judgment delivered yesterday (Monday) by Gaborone High Court judge, Zein Kebonang ruled that Kgosi’s guns were acquired legally and that the state has been ordered to return the weapons, ammunition, and licences to the former DIS boss.“I find,...

  • A book that said a thousand words

    Less than two years, he was abruptly reassigned to the ministry of the then defence, justice, and security as the secretary for defence, justice and security and then ministry of Youth. In April 2022, Paledi faced a corruption charge and appeared...

  • BDP to announce more Bulela ditswe rejects

    Masisi made the announcement during a press briefing hosted at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SSKIA) this afternoon ahead of his Las Vegas trip. He also said he was late for the press briefing because he attended a BDP Central Committee...

  • Botswana pledges support in drug mule's death sentence appeal

    “I leave on a sombre note that a citizen of ours in a faraway land, got into trouble and is faced with a very harsh reality of paying the hard price,” Masisi said at a media briefing ahead of his departure for the JCK Show earlier today.He...

  • Double murder accused blames demonic voices

    Last week, Mogakolodi Ntebogang, 44, faced the Mogoditshane Magistrate's Court and relived his version of events of the horrifying morning of May 18, 2024, where he stabbed to death two women, his lover and her aunt.According to the charge sheet,...

  • Tebogo in the country ahead of mother's burial this Saturday

    During Seratiwa's memorial hosted in her honor by her employer, the sprinter's late mother is said to have shared with a friend on her hospital bed that she wished God could increase her days so she could watch her son's first Olympic...

  • Tebogo's mother's memorial service begins today

    Family spokesperson, Ralph Kgabanyane told Mmegi Online that as they hold the memorial service for the sprinter's mother, they are yet to finalise his mother's funeral arrangements, which will be tentatively on Saturday.“Along the airport...

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