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  • Murder case dropped after accused languished 7 years

    September 4, 2018 12:54 PM 38

    The accused, Mandla Nyathi, now 26, was accused of killing his girlfriend, Lebogang Ncube, also from Zimbabwe, on July 26, 2011 at a cattle post near Selebi-Phikwe. Nyathi has been languishing in jail for seven years since he was charged with the offence. The state feared that Nyathi was a flight risk because he entered Botswana illegally. But on Tuesday

  • Moroka appointed Judge President of Francistown High Court

    September 4, 2018 12:33 PM 36

    According to a savingram dated August 31, 2018, addressed to all legal practitioners, Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Attorney General (AG), state prisons and members of the public, Moroka’s new appointment commenced on September 3. As a result of Moroka’s appointment, he will now move from Court Room 4 to Court Room 5, according to the savingram

  • Tafa resigns from Wilderness Holdings

    September 4, 2018 10:58 AM 36

    “Unfortunately, the group’s chairman, Parks Tafa, has been indisposed for some time and I have agreed to deputise for him in this letter. We wish Parks all the best for a speedy and complete recovery,” Wilderness Holdings then deputy chairperson, Michael Tollman, wrote in the 2018 Annual Report. Tafa has been indisposed this financial year and has not attended

  • D-day For BOPEU, Motsamai

    September 4, 2018 4:00 AM 36

    Although they have made partial payment of more than P1.2 million to Motsamai, BOPEU through its investment arm, Babereki Investments, has since counter sued him demanding P43 million. Motsamai through his lawyer, Gabriel Kanjabanga, will be hoping that the court rules that he be paid while the union wants the court to rule that their counter claim be heeded

  • Letlole Out Of Lentsweletau-Mmopane Race

    September 4, 2018 4:00 AM 37

    The incumbent’s narrow win was short-lived last weekend after used ballot papers were discovered in a dustbin and others in a large shopping bag after results were announced. Seretse won the polls with 1,514 votes against Magatusi Sebego’s 227, Letlole’s 779, Patrick Manthe’s 165, Nnaniki Makwinja’s 1,469, Reuben Mokopaina’s 171 and Bennedict Molefe’s

  • Galaxy Drop To Second After Rollers Draw

    September 3, 2018 2:00 PM 38

    Both sides came into the game with a high scoring form as they managed to score 14 goals this season. On the afternoon, Galaxy’s coach Miguel da Costa made his local coaching debut after receiving his work permit on Thursday while Rollers’ new signing,s Jackson Lesole and Mothusi Cooper made their competitive debuts for the team. It was Popa who asked

  • BNF councillors lose Gaborone Bonnington South bid

    September 3, 2018 10:25 AM 36

    Marulamantsi councillor Sergeant Kgosietsile lost to Moitlamo Raphane while councillor Bisto Montwedi for Morula ward lost to Frankie Giddie. At Marulamantsi ward Kgosietsile got 41 votes while Raphane got 152. Montwedi got 92 votes while Giddie got 120 votes. Still in that constituency, deputy mayor Kagiso Tshekega of Mosekangwetsi ward was fortunate

  • No EVM in 2019 General Elections

    August 30, 2018 3:10 PM 49

    The 2016 Act introduced changes including electronic voting, abolition of supplementary registration, increased nomination fees and fines, amongst others. With regard to electronic voting, the 2016 Act makes provision for Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) which are machines or apparatus whether or not operated electronically, used for the giving and recording

  • Francistown City Council fights Tati Company for land

    August 29, 2018 3:20 PM 47

    Francistown mayor Sylvia Muzila this week indicated that the council’s bid to gain full access to one of its farms is blocked by land owned by Tati Company (TC). When giving a keynote address during the full council session Muzila revealed that during the past two years, several attempts were made to reach an amicable solution with land mogul TC in relation

  • Abusive husband slapped with seven years' imprisonment

    August 29, 2018 12:46 PM 48

    Nkiwane, who made his wife’s life a misery by brutally assaulting and injuring her in violent attacks, was facing an offence of grievous bodily harm. He assaulted his wife, Catherine Mutizwa back in March 2, 2015 at Ghaghoo mine, Lephephe staging camp. Nkiwane also has four counts of obtaining by false pretences and one count of giving false information