COVID-19 influence on news reporting

Heart of the city: The Francistown City Council PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Heart of the city: The Francistown City Council PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

In 2021 COVID-19 did not miraculously disappear. For a second year running, local news headlines have been dominated by the pandemic. But some non-COVID-19 related stories did make a notable impact too. Mmegi Staff Writer, CHAKALISA DUBE looks at some of his stories that made an impression this year

Fraudulent supplies allegations hit FCC

My investigation early this year unearthed that the council reportedly spent over P312,000 on fake peanut butter supplies. The name of the company that supplied the allegedly ‘fake’ peanut butter is Magdinvel Pty Ltd, which is domicile at the Gerald Estates. The company delivered a ‘fake’ product on December 18, 2020. Despite this highly questionable transaction, the company was paid four days after delivery. In a bid to evade detection, the company allegedly designed its own logo similar to the original Goody Thokoman imprint and used it on the packaging of the allegedly (fake) peanut butter that it duly supplied to the council.

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Doctor's orders can't be overemphasised

The walk serves to raise awareness of the prevalence and impact of using treatment to manage seizure attacks.While many are aware that epilepsy is a medical condition that requires specialised care by health practitioners, there are those who, unfortunately, have other ideas about the condition and often deny their children medical care.These individuals usually associate the medical condition with witchcraft and demonic attacks, and choose to...

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