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  • Zim fag smuggler killed in Botswana

    August 25, 2014 3:07 AM 5

    THREE Zimbabweans were recently arrested in Botswana for smuggling cigarettes into the neighbouring country. A fourth accomplice reportedly died in as yet unclear circumstances as he tried to escape from the police, a local court heard last week. Busani Ndlovu, Fundani Sibanda both aged 19 and Nicolas Ncube, 55, appeared before a Francistown magistrate

  • Zambia: Inside Masire's Office

    August 24, 2014 3:33 PM 6

    WHEN Botswana's independence hero and former president Kenneth Kaunda's best friend Sir Seretse Khama died in July 1980, I was still in London as one of 10 the journalists from 10 Commonwealth member countries undertaking a special Harry Brittan Memorial Fellowship programme of studies and tours of Britain under the aegis of the Commonwealth Press Union

  • One down, six to go

    August 23, 2014 10:43 AM 272

    Botswana Movement for Democracy Chairman and Umbrella for Democratic Change Parliamentary candidate for Lobatse Nehemiah Modubule shocked hundreds of people in Mahalapye recently when he revealed a list of names allegedly on the much talked about ‘hit list’. Speaking during the launch of UDC Parliamentary candidate for Mahalapye West, Mmika Solomon

  • The beast ruined me

    August 23, 2014 10:28 AM 9

    A disgruntled devil worshipper who claims to be the second in command in the Maun Satanist convent says he wants to quit the cult because “The Beast” has rendered him broke and poor. Benjamin Keogotsitse, 21 stormed into The Voice Maun office last week accusing Lucifer of failing to make him rich for services rendered. Appealing for help from any man of God who can deliver

  • It's my time to lead

    August 23, 2014 10:03 AM 17

    Anna Motlhagodi is not a fresh lady to politics. She has survived many political storms and lost three elections, but the unrelenting Motlhagodi is now holding the bull by its horns in the Gaborone Bonnington North constituency where she is contesting as a parliamentary candidate. A famous lawyer in Gaborone, Motlhagodi believes it is her time to lead. I am a qualified

  • Calm at DK's launch

    August 23, 2014 9:51 AM 7

    There was calm at the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) strongman Daniel Kwelagobe’s parliamentary candidate launch in Molepolole over the weekend. Sparks were expected to fly after it was announced that former presidents Festus Mogae and Sir Ketumile Masire would be launching the political powerhouse. The two former presidents had in the past week at different

  • Police rule out foul play in Motswaledi's death

    August 23, 2014 9:36 AM 41

    Police have said their investigations into the death of the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) have shown he died in a car accident uninduced by foul play. In a press statement signed by the police commissioner Keabetswe Makgophe police said the fatal accident happened on the 30th of July along the A1 road near Pitsane village. “The police embarked

  • Phenyo Butale is Gaborone Central candidate

    August 23, 2014 9:02 AM 5

    Phenyo Butale has been announced as the Gaborone Central parliamentary candidate after the death of Gomolemo Motswaledi. His candidacy was announced by the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko this week. Declaring Butale the candidate, the UDC President Duma Boko described Butale as a capable communicator and advocate for the freedoms

  • Thieves invade family and kill boy, 16

    August 23, 2014 8:55 AM 9

    University of Botswana lecturer, Oduronke Temitope Eyitayo, fought back tears of grief this week as she told of how her family was trying to find solace after her teenage son was recently slain by thieves. The 54-year old grieving mother was too emotional to discuss details of her son’s death but before she could close the gate to her yard after a brief

  • Marriage Wrecker attacks Voice photographer

    August 23, 2014 8:37 AM 17

    A fuming marriage wrecker who had just been fined eight cows (P24000) by Block 8 Customary Court in Gaborone vented out his anger by attacking Voice Photographer Oranotse Mpudi this Tuesday. Molefi Mothabe (32) lost his temper after seeing The Voice lens-woman photographing him as he left court. Mpudi who had positioned herself in a car adjacent to the gate was caught