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  • BDP youth fire chairperson in revenge

    September 13, 2017 4:00 AM 6

    “I do not recognise that expulsion from those members. NYEC was supposed to be in Tshimoyapula campaigning for the bye-election as per our agreement with party central committee. So, some preferred to remain in Gaborone to plan that meeting. I will be waiting for the formal letter from that said meeting and I will respond to it and take it to the central

  • Parties agree on compromise candidates for Tshimoyapula

    September 13, 2017 4:00 AM 6

    The four party members who had shown interest to contest for primaries are Lenthatile Keipheditse, Edson Ediragetse, Phatsimo Modoka and Katholo Tapolo. The quartet agreed on a compromise after their meeting held over the weekend in the absence of the Serowe North branch committee. According to a source, the members agreed that Tapolo should represent

  • Unilateral ban of stadia events imprudent

    September 13, 2017 4:00 AM 6

    This follows the tragic event of September 2, where a young woman lost her life whilst she and other revellers were trying to gain entry into the National Stadium. The unfortunate incident was a result of a stampede at one of the gates. It is apparent that the festival was not properly planned putting public security at risk nor were the organisers prepared

  • Botswana unions head for rare showdown

    September 12, 2017 5:06 PM 4

    Gaborone - Trade unions in the normally stable African state of Botswana are gearing up for a rare showdown with the government this week unless it bows to demands to reinstate one of their leaders. The sacking of Japhta Radibe, president of the Botswana Teachers Union (BTU), has already provoked demonstrations throughout the country and the labour movement

  • Friends advise Gaolathe to form new party

    September 12, 2017 4:57 PM 4

    Two factions, one led by Gaolathe and the other by Sydney Pilane are claiming ownership of the BMD. Both parties have since appeared before the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) leadership in a bid to resolve the ownership battle, which has been punctuated by fist-fighting. In fact, the members who attended the BMD meeting in Francistown on Saturday

  • Ten-year-old boy accidentally kills classmate

    September 12, 2017 9:13 AM 13

    A Standard Four pupil accidently killed his ten-year-old female classmate when a fight over a pencil spiralled tragically out of control. The incident, which took place at Artesia Primary School on Wednesday, occurred after the class had been left unsupervised, with teachers and school management in a meeting. According to pupils who witnessed the traumatic

  • Block 8 Residents Threaten Cop Killers

    September 12, 2017 5:01 AM 2

    Thuto Motseothata (22), Buru Motseothata (26), Lore Morentlwa (27), Karabo Kowa (26), Tsaone Motswetla (25) and Thato Lesela (28) are facing murder and armed robbery charges. It is alleged that on August 11 at Block 8 Domboshaba Bar in Gaborone, acting together in concert and with common purpose armed with a knife and bricks, the six accused persons

  • Youth Firm Imparts Knowledge On Tax

    September 12, 2017 4:00 AM 2

    Through his company, Great Ant, he has taken it upon himself to start teaching people about tax and tax-related issues. “We will be conducting 30 minutes training workshops for untrained taxpayers in companies and government departments. We provide video tutorials on taxation and its benefits to individuals for free,” he said. According to Ratshoswane

  • Botswana: UDC Founder Speaks Out

    September 11, 2017 4:15 PM 2

    What motivated you to start playing a leading role in seeing to the unification of the opposition parties? It was my concern about the irony of Botswana's multi-party democracy turning itself into a one-party democracy, the one party being the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). How did you bring together likeminded people that participated in this process

  • BDPYL sacks Mavange and appoints Autlwetse as new Chairperson

    September 11, 2017 2:44 PM 2

    Botswana Democratic Party Youth League (BDPYL) has dismissed its Chairman, Simon ‘Mavange’ Moabi from his position and replaced him with their Secretary General, Thabo Autlwetse. The National Youth Executive Committee has accused Moabi of a number of offences including issuance of untruthful statements to the Central Committee and the party President