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Sharon Mathala
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  • Death penalty for drug lords

    The Commission is of the view that drug lords and drug traffickers deserve nothing but to hang by the neck until they die, thus recommending the amendment of the Act and proposing stricter sentence in the form of death penalty for those dealing in...

  • Tribalism 'exposed'

    The report says some Batswana feel this enables other tribes to elevate over other tribes, “It was pointed out that marginalisation of tribes was a potential trigger for civil strife,” reads the Commission report in part.The report further states...

  • Fund political parties-Commission

    The Commission recommends that: “Political party funding be introduced based on parliamentary seats won by parties in the immediate past general election at the rate of not less than P50,000 or such amount as may be determined by Parliament from...

  • Proposed new names of Districts, land board and councils (SIDE BAR)

    DistrictsCurrent name Proposed nameCentral district Central tribal regionKgatleng District Matsieng tribal regionKweneng district Kobokwe Dithejwane Tribal regionSouthern district Mmakgodumo-Kgwakgwe tribal regionSouth East District Borwabotlha...

  • MP raises inconsistencies in Three Chiefs history

    The MP wants the ministry to articulate to Batswana and in Parliament "the actual events leading to the three chiefs' visit to Britain as there seems to be confusion between the history curriculum offered in schools and what...

  • Four accused of kidnapping, demanding P900,000 ransom

    On the kidnapping charge, the court heard that the men had demanded a ransom of P900,000 from the victim's family for the safe return of their loved one.The quartet, Tebogo Moabi, 33, Karabo Potsoeng, 28, Otsile Mosala, 32, and Tlotlo William,...

  • Wilderness introduces new look, promises more local engagement

    After 40 years as a tourism player, Wilderness Safaris will now just be called Wilderness. The re-branding comes at a time when the company is just recovering from the COVID-19 effects.Speaking during the launch, Okavango Wilderness Safaris Board...

  • Khama, DIS tug of war intensifies

    In a rather dramatic Friday Court of Appeal (CoA) session where it was expected that a search warrant would be issued on State House 4, which is occupied by Khama, to finally lay the matter to rest, more drama unfolded.A panel of five justices,...

  • Father, son die in 'double' suicide horror

    This horrific incident was confirmed to MmegiOnline by Tlokweng police station commander, Unoziba Rari.The police boss revealed that they received a report on Friday that a man was found dead in his house. “ When we got there, we indeed found the...

  • ‘Motsetserepa’s fall on stage nothing serious’

    Better known as Motsetserepa to his legion of fans, the comedian-cum-rapper is currently on a countrywide tour to promote his sophomore album titled 'For My Uncles'. Last weekend, Motsetserepa, born William Bofelo Molebatsi was performing in...

  • Charma Gal reflects on Kgosi Ya Mosadi concert

    Born Magdeline Lesolebe, Charma Gal is not worried about the feedback more particularly that the event was marred by low turnout of spectators.Although she could not share the exact numbers of music lovers who attended her show, Arts & Culture can...

  • No child must be denied school-Masisi

    Masisi said this during yesterday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). The President noted that “under no circumstances” should a child in Botswana be deprived of going to school.“I note with concern that some parents and guardians choose...

  • Mass Media Auditorium to transform into TV and film hub

    When giving the State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Parliament building yesterday, President Mokgweetsi Masisi explained that the transformation and building of mass media is almost near complete.“The refurbishment aimed at transforming the...

  • Two years in the slammer for BMC theft

    The six, Kabo Mereyabo, Abel Gaolatlhwe, Trainos Machokocha, Joseph Kesenye, Edwin Tumisang Kgannyetsile, and Boago Phuti, all pleaded guilty to stealing meat packages from the BMC. Their charge sheet reads in part that on October 26 at the BMC plant...

  • Molapowabojang teacher aide guilty of pupil's rape

    The man, Mogomotsi Kgosietsile was accused of sexually abusing his students between the years 2020 and 2021. Facts of the case are that whilst a teacher aide at the primary school, Kgosietsile would occasionally lure the Standard 1 students to a...

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