Amos’ fate means Tebogo must remain vigilant

The suspension of Nijel Amos until 2025 for a doping offense should serve as a warning to Letsile Tebogo, who has emerged as Botswana’s star athlete in the last two years.

For a country with a small athletes population, it is worrying that five elite athletes have been found on the wrong side of the anti-doping rules in the last 13 years.

Other than Amos, former world champion, Amantle Montsho, 400m runner, Lydia Jele, jumper, Tlhalosang Tshireletso, 800m athlete, Onalenna Baloyi have all been deemed to have violated the anti-doping regulations since 2010. This means the anti-doping officials’ roving spotlight will continuously monitor Botswana athletes due to the recent doping violations.

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‘Boraboko’ should face the wrath of the law

Still in Molepolole, a young woman was also reported missing, only for her decapitated body to be found inside in a shallow grave! The issue of missing persons has always been a challenge in our country, and a considerable number of missing persons are unfortunately found dead! Something troubling is the murders related to missing persons, which touch on an array of issues, including the killing of intimate partners, often referred to as passion...

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