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December 19, 2018 2:17 PM BPP activist jailed for child maintenance

Kuchwe, who is an additional member of the BPP’s central committee, was recently arrested by the police at one of the shopping malls in Francistown after he failed to appear in court to pay his P50,500 maintenance arrears. Before Kuchwe was arrested, magistrate Cele Lebakeng had issued a warrant of his arrest on June 4, 2018 after he failed to appear 530

December 11, 2018 4:00 AM Acts Of Mob Justice Worry Police

The Officer Commanding (OC), senior Superintendent Counsel Moyo told The Monitor that they are worried over the increase in the number of cases of mob justice. This comes days after an angry mob at Gaborone West Phase 4 assaulted a young man in his 20s after he was suspected to have snatched someone’s wallet. “It appears after they heard the news members 152

December 10, 2018 8:47 AM Four Rape Cases In Two Days

Police have identified most of the cases as date rape with perpetrators often being casual friends, who would have met the victims at entertainment places. Officer Commanding (OC) senior superintendent Counsel Moyo told The Monitor that investigations is such cases give the police a headache as the perpetrators would claim to have had consent from the alleged 156

November 1, 2018 9:42 AM Search for teen rape suspect continues

The unknown suspect allegedly attacked the 11-year-old girl whilst waiting to board a combi by the bus stop around 7pm. He dragged her to the nearest bush where he raped her at knifepoint. Mogoditshane Police Station commander, superintendent Russ Letsebe confirmed the incident saying that they are still searching for the unknown suspect. “She said she was scared 116

October 25, 2018 1:13 PM Prisoner escapes grow sketchy

Initially, five prisoners had escaped from Selebi-Phikwe but police managed to re-arrest two of them one later that day whilst the other was arrested on Monday early morning leaving three on the run. On Monday yet another two prisoners both Zimbabweans escaped from the Broadhurst Magistrate’s Court. It’s still unclear how the said prisoners managed to escape 126

October 18, 2018 10:48 AM Stock theft great challenge for police

Police continue to arrest stock theft suspects and confiscate stolen beasts an indication that stock theft might have become a paying job for perpetrators. Botswana Police Service’s (BPS) public relations officer, Dipheko Motube said on Wednesday police arrested two men aged 27 and 31 years both of Goo-Thato ward in Sojwe after they were found in possession 124

August 27, 2018 4:00 AM BCM bosses escape imprisonment by a whisker

In his latest legal problem, the attorney representing nine lecturers under the employ of BCM at the Francistown College of Technical and Vocational Education (FCTVE) want Siwawa and David Kgoboko, the chairperson of BCM’s Board of Directors, imprisoned for being in contempt of court. BCM, Siwawa and Kgoboko are listed as the first, second and third 109

August 22, 2018 1:36 PM Moshoke’s cheque fraud case referred to the High Court

According to the charge sheet, on the first count of a cheque fraud, on February 12, 2009 at Palapye village Moshoke allegedly issued a cheque in the names of Jaone Sebina to the value of P16, 850 when he knew that he did not have sufficient funds in his Stanbic Bank account, which was referred to the drawer. On the second count, the accused was charged 125

August 22, 2018 11:30 AM Decapitation murder suspect found guilty on drug charges

Magistrate Gaseitsewe Tonoki convicted Kgowe on two counts of unlawful possession of drugs. The court revealed that on the first count, Kgowe is facing unlawful possession of cannabis stating that on or about May 21, 2016 in Block 3, Gaborone. Him being a person not authorised, licenced or exempted in any manner to possess habit-forming drugs, unlawfully 134

August 15, 2018 12:23 PM Murder accused feigning Jesus-like powers denied bail

But lo and behold, a Tonota man accused of killing his girlfriend surprised court on Wednesday when he claimed that he was praying for her to resurrect after he killed her. The revelations shocked people when Gobitsa Kesupile, 35, who is accused of killing Malebogo Rankhudu in Tonota on either August 12 and 13, 2018 made his initial appearance in court 125