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  • Dismissed BDP councilors join BCP

    October 16, 2017 2:06 PM 54

    North West District Council Chairperson, Duncan Enga and Gxhabara Ward councilor, Vepaune Moreti, have joined Botswana Congress Party (BCP) following their expulsion from Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) early this year. BCP North West Regional Chairperson, Goretetse Kekgonegile, confirmed the move and added that the two will be formally welcomed at a mass rally

  • BDP goes all out in Goodhope/Mabule

    October 16, 2017 4:00 AM 4

    The team, which is expected to start its tour next week in all the nine wards in the constituency, will also comprise two delegates from each ward. This came to light after the constituency wrote to the party central committee informing them that the constituency could only become winnable if all party members were consulted in order to know what the problem

  • Makgato’s threat-to-kill accused granted bail

    October 16, 2017 4:00 AM 6

    Wadza Tombo is alleged to have threatened to kill the minister following claims that she (the minister) blocked his Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) loan that was close to P2.7 million back in 2012. Prosecution had initially pleaded with the court not to grant him bail on suspicion that he was not of sound mind and should be sent to Sbrana

  • Regional drug barons invade Botswana

    October 16, 2017 4:00 AM 6

    He said that most common drugs smuggled into the country are marijuana, crack, methcathinone popularly known as cat, madaena, and cocaine to mention a few. He said that some Batswana have found a niche in selling drugs because they have been arresting them with high numbers ever since the BPS started their recent raids. Lesetedi said that they are currently

  • BEC in dire shortage of examiners

    October 15, 2017 7:34 AM 46

    Beleaguered Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) is grappling with shortage of examiners for the 2017 Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) examinations. The Council on Friday sent out an SOS to schools requesting teachers interested in marking to urgently submit their details ahead of the October 20th deadline. Although BEC had re-advertised

  • Botswana employs double standard in gay sex death penalty vote

    October 14, 2017 2:18 PM 4

    He added Botswana’s actions on this global platform should be treated as a cause for concern, as it would have been a perfect opportunity to reaffirm the human rights and dignity of homosexual persons internationally. Botswana is one of the 13 countries that recently voted against the UN resolution condemning gay sex death penalty, Mmegi has learnt

  • Lawyer and banker implicated in Thapane case

    October 14, 2017 8:56 AM 17

    More skeletons are stumbling out of the closet in a marathon case where gardener, Bhekizwe Nkomazana, is facing numerous charges including fleecing his deceased employer, Solomon Thapane of P3.9million. Yesterday the prosecution added two more accomplices in a dramatic twist to the theft case that was brought before court last year. Bhekimpilo Moyo-

  • Hunyepa dismisses BNF mass exodus

    October 13, 2017 6:05 PM 20

    Spokesperson for Botswana National Front (BNF), Justin Hunyepa, has dismissed allegations that his party will soon experience a mass exodus of members to the newly established Alliance for Progressives (AP). Hunyepa’s justification follows a statement that was made by former BNF Youth League President, Khumoekae Richard, this week. Following an announcement

  • World Bank urges in-service teacher training

    October 13, 2017 11:15 AM 8

    The recommendations are contained in a new report on critical education reforms in Botswana launched yesterday. The report, entitled ‘Job-ready Graduates of Secondary Education in Botswana, Lesotho and Zambia’, states that by shifting the responsibility for learning to students, teachers can significantly improve their students’ acquisition of 21st century

  • Jwaneng player collapses, dies during match

    October 12, 2017 8:56 AM 3

    Club coach, Tshepo Mathule told Mmegi that the deceased collapsed onto his knees after taking a corner-kick during the game. The names of the deceased are being withheld for now. “We were playing in hot weather and it’s possible that there was an issue of dehydration,” the coach said. “He was rushed to the hospital where he was certified dead upon arrival