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  • Freed accused sues govt for 300k

    August 22, 2014 5:07 AM 17

    Dube was accused of murdering a woman who was found floating in a river near Monarch location in Francistown on December 25 2009. Sylvia Motsamai, who is the plaintiff’s girlfriend, has been cited as a witness. In a lawsuit filed before Justice Dr Key Dingake of the High Court, Dube is seeking P100.000.00 compensation for wrongful arrest and P200.000.00 for malicious

  • Moroka’s unanswered questions

    August 22, 2014 5:07 AM 27

    Moroka shot and killed Kealeboga Danster on the night of April 22, 2014 at Makopong. Mmegi is in possession of court papers in which Margaret Danster raises six issues questioning Moroka’s defence. Through her lawyers Danster points out that Moroka failed to clear the area before he fired the shot; he failed to keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction

  • Has Mogae rubbed BDP the wrong side?

    August 22, 2014 5:07 AM 16

    We defended Sir QKJ Masire during his term as President of Botswana and the BDP. We defended Dr FG Mogae during his term as President of Botswana and the BDP. Now the very same former heads of states we defended so much are attacking the seating President in public. As former Head of State and in the true spirit of Botho and leadership the two former

  • Ntuane’s onslaught against BCP continues

    August 22, 2014 5:07 AM 18

    In recent weeks, Ntuane has railed against the opposition party accusing it of being a tribalist grouping unworthy of participating in elections. His remarks follow the BCP’s repeated attempts to secure more public representation of minority tribes through various avenues. Speaking at Daniel Kwelagobe’s launch in Molepolole over the weekend, Ntuane charged

  • BCP demands cessation of election-day BDF trips

    August 22, 2014 5:07 AM 20

    BCP Youth League President Dithapelo Keorapetse said his party is disturbed by reports that a major unit of the BDF-EMG, being the 21 Infantry Battalion, will be deployed in areas such as Kwando, Phalaphala, Lenyanti, Phoha and others for an anti-poaching mission during the 2014 general elections period. He said the 21 Infantry Battalion is the largest

  • NGOs urged to be open with govt

    August 22, 2014 5:07 AM 16

    “I do not believe that NGOs should be silent on issues that affect citizen empowerment with fear that government is involved. Instead, government should work with NGOs for the betterment of citizens,” she said. Kethusegile further said through the introduction of the NGO council, the NGOs voices would be resurrected. The aim of the council is to moderate

  • Man gets 10 years for girlfriend’s murder

    August 22, 2014 5:07 AM 20

    The accused Kagiso Mogibelo had pleaded guilty to the charge. According to the facts of the case, Mokibelo killed Tirayaone Obokeng on December 3, 2010, in a fit of rage. The deceased was in company of friends. When one of them inquired as to why Mokibelo wanted to talk to Obokeng, he responded that he wanted hem to discuss the welfare of their child

  • Balekane ba Botswana Association launched

    August 22, 2014 5:07 AM 18

    The association was founded and registered in 2011 under the societies’ act. Speaking at the launch in Gaborone this week, head of Performing Arts at the Department of Arts and Culture Bopelo Gaothusi applauded BBA for striving to partake in the celebrations and development of the country. Gaothusi said the association reflects on Botswana’s achievements

  • Zim illegal immigrants charged with smuggling cigarettes

    August 22, 2014 5:07 AM 18

    The state alleges that Busani Ndlovu, Fundani Sibanda both aged 19 and Nicolas Ncube, 55, failed to declare goods at Matsiloje border contrary to the Customs and Excise duties act. The state alleges further that the three men were found in possession of 749 cartons of Sivelles cigarettes, which were acquired outside Botswana without any declaration certificate

  • MISA responds to statement

    August 22, 2014 5:02 AM 11

    On the face of the statement, the above-mentioned organisations form what the statement calls Botswana Civil Society. MISA Botswana is not aware of an organisation called Civil Society, nor is it a member or affiliate of it as alleged by the statement. MISA Botswana is “deeply concerned” and “extremely disappointed” that the unsigned statement purports