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  • Survey finds Batswana don’t trust EVMs

    November 2, 2017 4:00 AM 80

    The country has been using a manual voting system for years. The survey also found that the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) did not consulted the public sufficiently. The findings of the survey show that only a slim majority (52%) of Batswana trust IEC ‘somewhat’ or ‘a lot’ and show a proportional decline of 18% in points over the last decade

  • BDP opposition recruitment dismissed as a hoax

    November 2, 2017 4:00 AM 64

    Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) spokesperson, Moeti Mohwasa this week accused the BDP of employing outdated and weak methods of trying to confuse the gullible public. “We are not aware of any massive exodus of membership from the UDC,” dismissed Mohwasa who accused the BDP of running a dangerous publicity as it has total control of the State media

  • DTCB gives D’Kar pupils diamond treatment

    November 2, 2017 4:00 AM 40

    The pupils, mostly Basarwa, were in Gaborone for four days, as part of the company’s social responsibility programmme. DTCB adopted D’Kar Primary School in 2006 and unveiled a P2 million sponsorship for three years. The pupils, mostly from Standard 7, toured diamonds facilities as well as sight-seeing around Gaborone. According to DTCB’s communications

  • Village Headman commits suicide

    November 1, 2017 5:59 PM 140

    Police have confirmed the death of Kgosi Monametsi Montshioa of Mogwalale village near Goodhope whose body was found hanging from the rafters of his house yesterday (Tuesday). Speaking to The Voice about the headman’s apparent suicide, Superintendent Mogomotsi Kwapa of Goodhope Police said the deceased did not leave any suicide note. “His body was discovered

  • Crime victims deserve real justice

    November 1, 2017 5:00 AM 13

    Each day, via Btv and other media, Batswana witness violent criminals being paraded after capture, only for the same viewing audience to learn that the brazen, unrepentant and smug scoundrels are granted further bail. Just yesterday, a mob of suspects in violent robberies was shown on Btv, with the report noting that more than half of them were already

  • Molapise Reassures UDC Leadership Of His Commitment, But…

    November 1, 2017 4:06 AM 10

    The UDC top leadership called a meeting with the UDC chairperson, Molapise after a period of uncertainty about the veteran of opposition’s commitment to the opposition unity project. UDC vice president and Botswana Congress Party (BCP) leader Dumelang Saleshando confirmed Molapise’s words of commitment to the UDC but indicated that Molapise would not attend

  • Ntlo ya Dikgosi donate to Kopong Kgotla

    November 1, 2017 4:00 AM 16

    In a well-attended ceremony on Friday, Dikgosi also donated indigenous trees such as Moroja, Monepenepe, Motlha, Modutu and Kurujane. They also donated a photocopier, a fax machines, a printer and a scanner. Handing over the donation, Kgosi Puso said the gesture comes amid government efforts to capacitate Dikgosi and improve the status of tribal administration

  • BDP snatches three more from BCP

    November 1, 2017 4:00 AM 23

    Masisi said this yesterday when welcoming three newly-recruited members from the Botswana Congress Party (BCP). The trio who were paraded before the members of the media include Biki Rankebekwa who was the constituency secretary for Lobatse, Goitseone Mfaladi and Thabo Motswetla who were council candidates for Tsopeng South and Tsopeng North wards respectively

  • UDC Statement On Attacks On The Umbrella And Its Leadership

    October 31, 2017 5:02 AM 22

    The trend has taken the form of sustained attacks on the UDC in general, and its leadership in particular, by individuals who only a few months were colleagues in the UDC project. After being approached by the same group to help resolve the problems in their party, and having put forth a set of resolutions that would have placed the BMD on a path to finding

  • Kotolaname orphans need help

    October 30, 2017 4:00 AM 15

    Kotolaname, categorised as a remote area, is located about 20 kilometres west of Molepolole. Most of its residents earn a living through government poverty alleviation programmes. In an interview with Maganu-Ugokwe, an advocate for children, senior citizens and underprivileged members of the community, said a substantial number of children in Kotolaname