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I am being targeted – Moatlhodi

Following his attack by alleged criminals Monday evening, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Pono Moatlhodi suspect someone might be after his life. Moatlhodi was attacked...

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Mental illness saves man from gallows

Tati Land Board optimistic to receive portion of purchased land

AP, BPF deadlock over as UDC completes talks

CoA grants IEC expedited appeal

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Former BHC CEO charged for selling house to Kgosi

Two accused persons including a former Botswana Housing Cooperation (BHC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mootiemang Reginald Motswaiso have been charged with selling BHC institutional house to Silver Shadows (Pty) Ltd, a company owned by former Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS), Director General Isaac Kgosi.


Serowe royals look to court to 'unlock' Kgotla

Bammangwato royal uncles have been trying to convene a Kgotla meeting at the Serowe main Kgotla but in vain. Deputy regent, who is at the helm of the Kgotla now, Kgosi Serogola Seretse and the administration of the day have been accused by the uncles for repeatedly denying them use of the Kgotla to discuss issues affecting Kgosi Ian Khama and also replacing the regent Sediegeng Kgamane.

The voter registration crisis for 2024 General Election

Your Excellency,1.1 I write you this letter with respect to the above subject matter in my capacity as the President of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and on the instructions from its Central Committee.1.2 As you know, the BCP is a duly registered political party with a direct and substantial interest in a free, fair and credible electoral process. One of the essential components of such a process is a timely and orderly voter registration process that is transparent.1.3 The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced a voter registration exercise that was to take place from October 4, 2023 to October 32, 2023. The Commission postponed the registration on account of its lack of readiness to undertake the exercise. There have been two further postponements announced with the last one being indefinite as the matter is before the High Court. This situation has never happened before and will undoubtedly adversely affect the registration process, with the possibility that some Batswana may not be able to register for the elections over and above creation of voter apathy.

Francistown High Court. PIC

Ketlogetswe refers joinder application to another judge

FRANCISTOWN: Justice Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe has made an order that the case in which he was cited as a respondent by the Attorney General (AG) should be referred to another judge to preside over it.

Former president Ian Khama in his office before he went into exile in South Africa. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Khama’s office operates at full capacity – Gov’t

Even though former president Ian Khama has been in self-imposed exile in South Africa for two years now, government claims that the latter’s office in Botswana is still operating at full capacity.

The IEC was recently taken by the UDC to the High Court on a certificate of urgency PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

CoA grants IEC expedited appeal

Following a string of losses against the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has been granted its wish to have appeal granted on an expedited basis.

In the news: Khoemacau has changed ownership and is eyeing a $700 million expansion PIC: MINING WEEKLY

Sparks fly as mineworkers meet Khoemacau ExCo

The Botswana Mineworkers Union (BMWU) has demanded the replacement of the current Khoemacau Copper Mining executive committee to help quell long-running tensions at the copper mine as the new Chinese owners take over.

Kwape further disclosed before Parliament that Botswana currently has 23 diplomatic missions abroad PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Masisi overlooks career diplomats

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has allocated 75% of ambassadorial appointments to political appointees who are not career diplomats. This was revealed this week by Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Lemogang Kwape.

Mosala family with their lawyer Makwati..PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE

High Court orders Mosala's exhumation

High Court Judge Justice Michael Motlhabi of Lobatse High Court yesterday ruled that the Commissioner of Police shall facilitate and conduct exhumation or cause to be exhumed, the body of Pedzani Mosala at own cost within seven days from the date of the order. Moreover, according to Motlhabi's order, the Commissioner shall secure the services of a government pathologist to conduct a postmortem on the body of Mosala within a reasonable time from the date of yesterday's order.

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