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  • Appellant board to decide Mabaila’s fate

    November 16, 2018 7:22 AM 4

    President Mokgweetsi Masisi is the chairperson of the committee and again is the one who chooses members who sits in that committee. The party’s national disciplinary committee last month, slapped Mabaila with five years suspension and he has since appealed to the president. Yesterday BDP secretary general Mpho Balopi told the media that Masisi had informed

  • Gov’t develops disability legislation

    November 15, 2018 9:13 AM 4

    The development comes at a time when there has been an outcry that people living with disability are often disadvantaged, and sidelined and their rights stumbled upon. General counsel from Office of the President, Dittah Molodi said there was a need to protect the rights of people living with disability. Speaking during the Ditshwanelo workshop on Wednesday

  • BDP Bulela Ditswe: Kgathi, Moipisi score reruns, other appeals dismissed

    November 14, 2018 4:34 PM 8

    This afternoon, authoritative sources told Mmegi that the BDP's central committee had dismissed all the other 25 appeals, some featuring high profile democrats including several Cabinet ministers. In Bobirwa, Kgathi had initially lost against Francis Kgoboko, while In Kgalagadi North, Moipisi had bitten the dust against Talita Monnakgotla

  • Bulela Ditswe verdicts out on today

    November 14, 2018 9:16 AM 9

    This publication has learnt that some of the appellants will hear from the central committee today that the Appeals Board has dismissed most of the cases because they did not have enough evidence. The Appeals Board is expected to present the report to the BDP central committee on the day. According to a source, the party's Appeals Board quashed the protests

  • Shock as athlete dies during training

    November 13, 2018 2:21 PM 15

    Mmegi Sport is reliably informed that the 32-year-old collapsed during training at UB stadium and was certified dead upon arrival at hospital. Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) president, Thari Mooketsi confirmed Mokgadi’s passing in a press statement. The deceased was part of the 2008 Olympic games preparatory team in Germany and also represented

  • AoJ stakeholder conference postpones withdrawing of EVMs case

    November 12, 2018 2:04 PM 2

    The AoJ stakeholder conference is among others attended by the Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi and the Chief Justice Terence Rannowane. In his maiden State of Nation Address (SONA) President Mokgweetsi Masisi also stated the EVMs were not going to be used in 2019 general elections. “The procurement of Electronic Voting Machines

  • Judges to finally ride top of the range Beemers

    November 12, 2018 1:50 PM 21

    Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi said this when officially opening the 2018 Judiciary stakeholders’ conference here today. At the moment judges use Volvo S60 sedans. “I am happy to indicate that the long-term problem that you have been experiencing in relation to your transport will soon be resolved. You will soon get BMWs befitting

  • Alindo Engineering faces blacklisting over P78m-worth of projects

    November 12, 2018 4:00 AM 20

    In the last three years, the company has been given jobs to the tune of P78 million and only one of the four projects the company was awarded is near completion. Members of Parliament had called for action to be taken against the owner of the company, Albert Mbayi, who is the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) member that challenged for deputy treasurer

  • Bona Life goes solo after CMB

    November 12, 2018 4:00 AM 20

    Bona Life, as the sole creditor of CMB Fund 1, has filed an urgent application seeking for the provisional winding up of CMB Fund 1 as the insurance company tries to protect its assets from going under liquidation through asset manager CMB. CMB, which is already under liquidation is the asset manager for Bona Life and parent host for CMB Fund 1 while

  • Guitarist Katuta takes young musicians under his wing

    November 11, 2018 4:00 AM 19

    Tonight Katuta alongside Motswafere will perform at The No.1 Ladies Coffee House in Thapong Visual Arts Centre. Katuta who not so long ago shared the stage with Oliver Mtukudzi at Mascom Live Sessions told Arts & Culture that he was asked to do the show by the patrons of the place. He said as a result, he realised that a lot of young talented artists