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  • Alliance for Progressives aligns with mokoko

    September 25, 2017 4:00 AM 1

    Excited AP sources revealed that Dabutha was not interested in contesting the by-election until some influential BMD members convinced her to stand before the announcement of the new political movement. They even claim that they have been campaigning for her behind the scenes. The BMD is a contracting party under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC)

  • Ex-fencing president banned for three years

    September 23, 2017 4:00 AM 1

    Mudongo is accused of leading a rebellion against a legitimately elected committee after he lost the presidency to Mandla Masuku in April. Mudongo received his suspension letter, signed by BNSC chief executive officer (CEO), Falcon Sedimo on Wednesday evening. The letter states that in the next three years, Mudongo is banned from holding any leadership

  • Daredevils break into Kgokgothwane’s house

    September 22, 2017 4:00 AM 1

    That is what unknown intrepid men did on Saturday night at Nkoyaphiri. They broke into the retired Brigadier’s home, poisoning his dogs before breaking into the house and stealing his children’s bicycles, a plasma TV set and other belongings. The intruders were fortunate that he did not see them. Though he claims he was away in Serowe at the time, a close

  • Dibotelo denies allegations against him

    September 22, 2017 4:00 AM 1

    The judges - Justices Tshepo Motswagole, Lot Moroka, Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe and Godfrey Nthomiwa want the court to review and set aside a decision by the JSC to open and continue with an investigation against them in respect of a petition dated August 17, 2015. According to the judges’ founding affidavit, their application stems from their annual judicial

  • BCP wants stiff penalty for mokoko

    September 22, 2017 4:00 AM 2

    Dabutha, a BCP member, is contesting the by-election as an independent. In a letter dated September 19, 2017, the BCP want the IEC to move swiftly and halt Dabutha from using its lime colours and “accordingly penalise her for her conduct”. In addition, the party bemoaned that the use of lime colours by Dabutha is causing a lot of confusion amongst its members

  • Court worker charged with giving false information

    September 21, 2017 4:00 AM 1

    The state alleges that Neo Masuku and another not before court on November 25, 2015 at the Francistown Magistrate’s Court acting jointly with common purpose gave false information to Tshepiso Puoeng, an immigration administrator, and as such a public officer by stating that Simbarashe Mapfumo, a Zimbabwean, had a pending appeal case at the High Court

  • Makgope, protect journos in court

    September 21, 2017 4:00 AM 2

    The small courtroom packed with suspects, prosecutors, prison warders and the general public, watched as one of the suspects who had just been un-cuffed grabbed a baton belonging to one of the police officers and hurled it at one of the journalists who were just a few metres away. The baton hit a Botswana Television (Btv) camera, slightly missing its intended

  • Khama appoints Makgato Industrial Court Judge

    September 21, 2017 4:00 AM 1

    Makgato replaces former Industrial Court Judge Virgil Vergeer who resigned from his position earlier this year and rejoined private practice. Vergeer is now a partner at Collins Newman and Company, a leading law firm he worked for seven years ago. Trade and Disputes Act, notice is hereby given, in accordance with Section 15 (3), that Mr Gaedupe Lengoko

  • Nine elephants accidentally electrocuted in Botswana

    September 20, 2017 8:01 AM 4

    The elephants died after they knocked down overhead power lines while jostling to drink water from a leaking pipe supplying water to villagers. GABORONE - Nine elephants were electrocuted in central Botswana in a freak accident near the village of Dukwi. The elephants died after they knocked down overhead power lines while jostling to drink water from a leaking

  • Nine stray elephants electrocuted in Botswana

    September 20, 2017 4:25 AM 5

    Nine elephants were electrocuted in a freak accident in Botswana after one of them knocked into an electricity pole and the high-voltage power line fell on them, a local official said Tuesday. The herd is believed to have broken out of the northeastern Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve and strayed into a nearby village of Dukwi. Village chief Kelethusitse