Lekang: From cleaner to council chambers

FRANCISTOWN: Dressed to the nines and tackling issues intelligently in the Francistown City Council chambers, nothing sets Florence Badubi Lekang apart from other civic leaders.

But, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) councillor has rags to riches story to tell.

It was not an easy road to the chambers. For 26 years, she donned overalls as a cleaner at the Institute of Health Sciences (IHS) in Francistown, while on the other side fighting to win political office to represent citizens of the country’s second city.

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Molepolole unrest: Urgent attention on missing person cases

From Jakoba's mysterious disappearance on November 9 to the grim discovery of his remains at Mosinki Lands, a gap in the response mechanisms of the police and village leadership has been laid bare. The community's anger is evident, seen in the attack on Bakang Masole, the man found driving Jakoba's taxi and the main suspect, and the subsequent riot. Residents express discontent, citing a troubling trend of missing persons cases often...

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