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  • Thea rocks denim jeans at Serowe Kgotla

    December 24, 2018 8:31 AM 69

    left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">Some of the members of the royal family were uneasy about her attire but said, "she might have a good reason for it." Thea is the most senior woman in the Khama royal house, because her husband Tshekedi is next in line for Bangwato paramount chief. This would make Thea 'Queen Mother'

  • BPP activist jailed for child maintenance

    December 19, 2018 2:17 PM 78

    Kuchwe, who is an additional member of the BPP’s central committee, was recently arrested by the police at one of the shopping malls in Francistown after he failed to appear in court to pay his P50,500 maintenance arrears. Before Kuchwe was arrested, magistrate Cele Lebakeng had issued a warrant of his arrest on June 4, 2018 after he failed to appear

  • FNB responds to The Monitor article

    December 19, 2018 2:10 PM 82

    The disabled Mokgadi, who also cannot talk, was attacked by a stroke when she was three-years-old and since then has been struggling without a wheelchair. The parents bemoaned how they were struggling to take care of her. “The Monitor article touched us and we imagined the struggle that Mokgadi was going through together with her parents and we all agreed

  • HIV 'magic pill' continues despite side effects

    December 18, 2018 1:43 PM 85

    When briefing the Parliament last week Friday, the assistant minister of Health and Wellness Biggie Butale said that the concern that Dolutegravier may be causing birth defects involving brain and spine (Neural Tubal Defects-NTD) is not yet confirmed, therefore there are no plans to end the use of the drug. He was answering a question from the Member

  • Gunners Happily Settle For Draw

    December 17, 2018 3:00 PM 84

    Notwane had just come from an impressive 1-0 win over Orapa United midweek while the hosts’ preparations for the game were hampered by players boycotting training citing unpaid salaries. In the game, Notwane had the upper hand, but failed to bury their chances. Gunners’ coach, Enosi Mmesi revealed that he was happy to settle for a draw. “It was a home game and we were supposed

  • Lake Ngami communities finally find their black gold

    December 17, 2018 4:00 AM 91

    Innocent Magole, UNDP Ngamiland Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Project coordinator picks up the charcoal from the kiln that has just been opened and shows it to the media before saying, “This is it. This is why we call it black gold”. The charcoal, which is black with some silver lustre, is providing a silver lining to the communities around the Lake Ngami

  • Montshiwa murder case committed to High Court

    December 13, 2018 10:33 AM 81

    David and his co-accused Tumelo Tshukudu appeared before Principal Magistrate Goodwill Makofi who detained them in prison to await trial at the High Court. Makofi took the decision to commit the case to the High Court in the absence of David’s attorney Kgosietsile Ngakaagae. the case could have been committed to the High Court on November 29, but you and your attorney

  • Botswana grabs first gold

    December 11, 2018 3:43 PM 85

    It has been a difficult start for Botswana, who were fifth on the medals table before the end of day on Tuesday, but there was good news when the men's volleyball team beat Namibia 3-1 to grab gold. The team qualified for the final after beating South Africa 3-1 on Monday. Volleyball coach, Odirile Sibanda told Mmegi Sport that the win was an indication

  • Acts Of Mob Justice Worry Police

    December 11, 2018 4:00 AM 86

    The Officer Commanding (OC), senior Superintendent Counsel Moyo told The Monitor that they are worried over the increase in the number of cases of mob justice. This comes days after an angry mob at Gaborone West Phase 4 assaulted a young man in his 20s after he was suspected to have snatched someone’s wallet. “It appears after they heard the news members

  • Ex-BCL Mine employee up for attempted murder, arson

    December 10, 2018 1:12 PM 86

    The state alleges that John Mmereki, 57, attempted to murder his wife Rebaone Mmereki at Topisi village on August 24, 2016. In the second count, the state alleges that Mmereki attempted to murder the mother of his wife Keitumetse Bontsi on the said day at the same village. However, the case did not proceed as scheduled because the pro deo attorney who earlier