Put A Stop To GBV!

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a topical issue, and over the past few months, the civil society and other stakeholders have raised their voices to put pressure on government to come up with more effective strategies in the fight (against GBV).  

Just recently, the Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Anna Mokgethi came under fire after she asked Parliament to defer a motion on GBV brought by Member of Parliament for Mahalapye East, Yandani Boko as urgent.   

Boko wanted the house to deliberate on setting up a Presidential Commission of Inquiry on issues of GBV in Botswana.  While Mokgethi was requesting for a week to “allow all the ministry [stakeholders] involved to collaborate and prepare for the motion”, her suggestion angered the public so much that she was on the receiving end of protests for quite some time.  

Editor's Comment
CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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