Gabatshwarwe tests uncharted waters in Ghana

Young Gabatshwane has made rapid chess progress
Young Gabatshwane has made rapid chess progress

PALAPYE: Local chess sensation, Refilwe Gabatshwarwe will leave the country today (Friday) to represent the country at the Africa Under-20 Junior Championship in Accra, Ghana.

The tournament starts on Saturday and runs until November 3, 2019. It would be the first time Gabatshwarwe participates in the showpiece.

Last year, Naledi Marape represented the country and brought home a bronze medal. Gabatshwarwe qualified by virtue of being the national champion. The 14-year-old Women Candidate Master (WCM) starts at rank number five in the Under-20 section, with a rating of 1615.

Editor's Comment
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...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up