Gaborone comes alive again


One old guitarist tells me, “Man, Gaborone used to be the s**t”. He takes me on a nostalgic trip to Gaborone of the late 1970s and 1980s.

“Gaborone was the hub of live music in the 80s,” he says, adding; “Every Friday there were hardcore revellers who crossed the border from South Africa into Gaborone to party here”.

The narrator, Bonjo Keipedile, actually played at those epic parties in Gaborone. He was a part of the Shakawe band playing with Jonas Gwangwa, Steve Dyer, Dennis Mpale, Tony Cedras, Rampholo Molefhe, Gabriel Selato, Whyte Kgopo, Tsholofelo Giddie and Japie Phiri.

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Shame on the Police!

According to a press statement from the police, unidentified armed men attacked on duty police officers at the station in the early hours of Tuesday.During the attack, the suspects stole 14 riffles, five pistols and an undisclosed number of ammunition.Although unconfirmed, it is alleged that the suspects were just carrying knives and axes, which they used to scare the men and women in uniform before they took them hostage to help themselves to...

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