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January 13, 2019 4:00 AM Trouble brewing for BOMU interim committee

Members, mostly artistes have threatened to sue the current committee for what they term maladministration and abuse of office. The committee has been at the helm since August 2018. Its chairperson, Taolo Moshaga was appointed last year after the council of arbitration nullified the election of the then committee and ordered its dissolution following 1132

December 6, 2018 12:29 PM IEC announces supplementary voter registration

According to a Savingram from the organisation dated December 5, 2018, the supplementary voter registration will commence on December 17, 2018 till March 31, 2019. It further urged all chief election officers, principal elections officers and principal registration officers to start necessary preparations to undertake the scheduled supplementary voter 178

November 14, 2018 4:34 PM BDP Bulela Ditswe: Kgathi, Moipisi score reruns, other appeals dismissed

This afternoon, authoritative sources told Mmegi that the BDP's central committee had dismissed all the other 25 appeals, some featuring high profile democrats including several Cabinet ministers. In Bobirwa, Kgathi had initially lost against Francis Kgoboko, while In Kgalagadi North, Moipisi had bitten the dust against Talita Monnakgotla 158

November 12, 2018 2:04 PM AoJ stakeholder conference postpones withdrawing of EVMs case

The AoJ stakeholder conference is among others attended by the Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi and the Chief Justice Terence Rannowane. In his maiden State of Nation Address (SONA) President Mokgweetsi Masisi also stated the EVMs were not going to be used in 2019 general elections. “The procurement of Electronic Voting Machines 146

November 6, 2018 4:00 AM Flopped BMD Rally Fires Missiles At BCP

While one would have thought the rally would have many party members coming to hear from their leaders on the way forward, the gathering was a flop with just over 100 attendants. It was promoted using the UDC name and the speakers kept referring to it as a coalition event. The rally, which started two hours later than the stated 2pm, was characterised 157

October 31, 2018 2:51 PM First Division North committee suspended

The suspended include Mompati Ketlogetswe (treasurer), Rapula Gaothobogwe (secretary general) and Mpenzeni Sambandawe (chairperson). The audit had uncovered some irregularities in the financial management of the league. BFA second vice president, Marshlow Motlogelwa had ordered the committee to submit missing documents. An interim committee is expected 145

October 23, 2018 4:00 AM BMD Francistown Rally Flops

To some who attended the rally, the low turnout was described as a clear demonstration of the dwindling support base and lack of confidence towards the BMD. Francistown South is one of the areas where the party used to command a large following and before its feuding, its rallies in the constituency used to attract multitudes of people. The weekend rally 164

October 22, 2018 4:00 AM The curse of Camp Dubai

What is shocking is that these self-appointed generals believe the war they are waging is a secret yet they are leaving their prints all over, continues Seretse. Seretse does not mention names but it is not difficult to tell who he is referring to. The irony of this statement is that Seretse is said to be one of those who told Masisi to his face at a Cabinet 162

October 9, 2018 4:00 AM Kgoroba Takes A Jab At Mabaila

However, political foes both within the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and the opposition viewed these as a strategy by Mabaila to lure voters to his corner. A day after being slapped with a five-year suspension by his party, Mabaila held another such event this weekend, and it was graced by former president Ian Khama. The area Member of Parliament 148

September 17, 2018 4:00 AM IEC relived as gov’t drops EVMs

Government announced last week that the Act had been put on hold. The Electoral (Amendment) Act No. 7 of 2016, which became a subject of controversy after Parliament passed the Bill in 2016 provided for amongst other things the replacement of voting by ballot paper with Electoral Voting Machines (EVMs) and abolishment of the supplementary registration 135