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Sharon Mathala
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  • 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...

  • Heartbroken widower, 95, loses wife, home in fire

    KANYE: Ogopoleng Mmolaatshephe, 75, was laid to rest last Wednesday in Kanye, but for Ketlhagafetse Mmolaatshephe, the memories of that fateful evening are as vivid as ever. In an intimate conversation, he shared the heart-wrenching details of his...

  • Letsile Tebogo’s mother passes on

    According to a source, she had not been well for some time before her passing on Sunday morning at Gaborone Private Hospital. Reached for comment the family spokesperson told The Monitor as of yesterday (Sunday), the family was working on a statement...

  • Misinformation, disinformation: A concern for African journalists

    As discussions unfolded and with elections looming across many African nations, the imperative for local journalists to spearhead the narrative became unmistakably clear. “It should be journalists in those countries feeding international media,”...

  • Supplementary voter registration resumes Monday

    According to a Government Gazette released this morning, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has announced that this time around the supplementary period will last only 11 days. “Notice is hereby given that the IEC has in terms of Sections 8...

  • Murder accused prison warder for psychiatric assessment

    Konongwe's circumstances changed for the worse when his lesser charge of unlawfull wounding metamorphosed to murder after his victim succumbed to knife stabbings. Appearing before Senior Magistrate Tshepo Thedi this week, Konongwe who is accused...

  • Unlawful wounding turns to murder

    Konongwe who is also a prison warder based in Serowe appeared before Village senior Magistrate Tshepo Thedi on Thursday following a scuffle with the deceased and another at the Airport junction Mall in Gaborone. For his arraignment the 37-year-old...

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