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Sharon Mathala
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  • Direct appointment of President could destabilise the nation – Cabinet

    One of their major findings is that the direct appointment of a president could lead to disaster. A Cabinet White Paper, which sums up their stand on matters raised by Batswana following the review process explains the matter.One of the...

  • The President remains above the law

    One of the recommendations by Batswana was that the Constitution seems to give the President excessive powers that seem to set him or her above the law.Some people opposed a sitting President’s immunity from criminal prosecution and advocated the...

  • Cabinet approves political party funding

    This comes after proposals from Batswana and a recommendation from the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Review of the Constitution.The recommendation was that “Political party funding be introduced based on parliamentary seats won by...

  • Slight improvement in the PSLE results

    The proportion of candidates obtaining credit grades (Grade C or better) has increased by 1.30% from 70.49% in 2022 to 71.79% this year.The percentage of candidates obtaining Grade A in this examination has gone up by 1.86%, being an improvement from...

  • You have no evidence - Masisi sisters

    This week, the President’s family was in court once again as the battle continued to expose the Masisi family.Background of the matter is that Masisi’s nephew, Olebile Pilane, dragged his aunts Boitumelo Phadi Mmutle and Ketshidile Ntho Hlanze...

  • 'Batswana discriminate against HIV+ patients'

    The event was held in Nata under the theme, 'Let Communities Lead'. Lelatisitswe expressed that government is concerned about human rights barriers, which include stigma and discrimination, violence and negative social attitudes. He said...

  • Beheaded Mapitse’s friend traces deceased’s last moments alive

    Back in 2018, the nation was shocked to learn of the news that a woman’s body was found beheaded in Tlokweng. Months later the police made another shocking discovery as a skull was found by some manual workers at Gaborone’s Block 7, not far from...

  • ‘We blame the police’– Molepolole villagers

    . Taking the stand one by one asking questions, the residents did not mince their words threatening that they will take the law into their own hands. "Nna ga ke minde go bolaya motho le nna ka gore ha gona mosola (I don’t mind killing a person...

  • ‘The police know who decapitated my girlfriend’

    He seeking P 4 million damages for torture and P 2 million for malicious prosecution.On Monday, he briefly appeared before the Gaborone High Court for his lawsuit where he accused the police of torture and malicious prosecution. The matter was once...

  • ‘Blood not thicker than water in Masisi’s family’

    ‘Our family is not divided, this is just one of those things,” were the remarks made by some members of the President’s family on the sidelines of court. In court they had to watch in disbelief, as their nephew, Olebile Pilane took the stand...

  • 52nd Mascom Live Session show banger

    Notably the thirst for the popular event was at an all-time peak as the organisers announced the sold-out show a week before the event. By 7:30pm at the venue, there was a long queue which stretched for quite a distance. As time went by, attendants...

  • Masisi family in a court drama

    Today, the legal court battle that has pitted the first family against each other ensued before Gaborone High Court judge Michael Leburu. In the case, Pilane has taken his aunts and their business associates to court over the P550 million Goodhope...

  • Masisi relatives' tender trial begins

    At the High Court tomorrow, the President’s nephew Olebile Pilane will take the stand to give oral evidence in a case in which he has dragged his aunt and Masisi's sister, Boitumelo Mmutle-Phadi and their business associates to court over a...

  • No safe houses for child victims- report

    Most officers who were interviewed in the report highlighted the inadequate infrastructure to create a child-friendly environment for managing child victims and those in conflict with the law across many police stations. “Many police stations do...

  • Local artists bring their A game to Leteisi on Fleek

    Whilst getting into the venue was tedious because of the uncontrolled traffic, inside the venue the attendants got their monies worth. Unlike most events, all the artists on line up turned up for the event and delivered their A-game...

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