Confessions of a codeine junkie

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Staff Writers GOTHATAONE MOENG and LAWRENCE SERETSE meet two brothers who graciously offer them a swig of a cough syrup so they may join them on a 'trip' inside a scrap car in Bontleng. They gratefully turn down the offer and return to write about the sorry state of growing numbers of young Batswana like these two brothers

Nineteen year-old Mompati has just completed his Form Three at Bokamoso Junior School and he performed fairly well. He lives in Gaborone's high-density neighbourhood of Bontleng with his older brother Phemelo, a varsity dropout who has no job and already feels like a huge disappointment to his family.

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Our queen: Bring home the crown

Well-wishers gathered at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport to bid our queen farewell and wish her success as she joins other beauties from around the globe for the coveted crown. Competing in such events is nerve-wracking, and one needs to be fully prepared to stand a chance of making it as a finalist.It is not just about physical fitness; mental state matters too. Unfortunately, sometimes our queens end up facing such fierce...

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