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February 20, 2018 4:00 AM Notorious Modenga In Hot Soup Yet Again

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) councillor for Moselewapula ward in Francistown is currently a wanted man for another charge of obtaining by false pretence alleged to have been committed on October 13, 2017 in Gaborone. Since 2015, Modenga has been making headlines with similar offences, something that is alleged to have caused his downfall from the lofty 110

February 16, 2018 3:34 PM Rapula quits as legal showdown looms

GU general manager, Olebile Sikwane said Okaile cited personal reasons for leaving the club without elaborating. He said Okaile’s departure was a “monumental blow” to the struggling Gaborone giants, who have, at times, failed to shell out players’ dues. He was the chief financier and a leader. At the time, we will have to go to (Nicholas) Zakhem to assist 103

February 13, 2018 3:08 PM 20,000 fans targeted for Top 8 final

Local Organising Committee (LOC) chairperson, Modisenyane Moreo said they have upped their target from last season’s 15,000. “Last season we had targeted 15,000 but we exceeded that. This season, if we fail to get 20,000 we will have failed the sponsor,” Moreo said. Francistown Sports Complex has been chosen as the venue for the third season running 99

February 12, 2018 3:00 PM Highlanders Edge Motlakase To Tighten Grip

The closely contested encounter was played under a scorching Saturday afternoon heat at the Railways Ground. Attendance suited the magnitude of the match. Both teams approached the game cautiously. The opening half was less industrious. The hosts played a long ball game and Motlakase tried to play from deep in their half but Highlanders did well to cut their 105

February 7, 2018 4:24 PM Former Ugandan MP cum fake healer arrested

In an interview with Mmegi Online, Botswana Police Service (BPS)’s director of crime intelligence, Nunu Lesetedi, confirmed the arrest and said investigating are still ongoing. He said that the suspect who was based in Tlokweng village is being investigated for five different cases of scam. from a woman at Lobatse, P6 500 from another woman at Broadhurst 111

February 6, 2018 11:29 AM Karateka’s Dubai trip up in smoke

The athlete wanted to use the event to improve his chances of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Koolopile had to dig deep to raise P37,000 for his flight, accommodation and participation fee, as the trip was self-funded. He organised a mixed marshal arts festival a fortnight ago, in a bid to raise the funds. However, he failed to raise enough 154

January 25, 2018 3:00 PM Students who failed their JC will not progress to senior schools

The ministry released a statement today dismissing reports that has been circulating on social media indicating that all students who have failed their form three will progress to senior secondary schools. “The misleading information claims that the Permanent Secretary, Grace Muzila told Yarona FM that students who failed their JC examinations would 143

January 22, 2018 3:00 PM JCE exam results released

A total of 40 896 candidates wrote the 2017 examination showing a slight decrease in candidature compared to the 2016 cohort of 41464. There were 20 404 male candidates and 20 492 female candidates sitting for the 2017 Junior Certificate Examination. Overall performance indicates that 33.80% of candidates have been awarded Grade C or better compared 141

January 9, 2018 3:00 PM Fugitive Moyo appears in court

Botswana Police Service (BPS) spokesperson Dipheko Motube confirmed that Moyo would appear for mention tomorrow. The Zimbabwean national is facing poaching charges. “I however, do not have much information about his extradition but he arrived recently,” Motube said. The 52-year-old Moyo has been on the run form Botswana authorities for over five years 138

January 8, 2018 3:00 PM Regional tennis tourney gets underway in Gaborone

Botswana Tennis Association (BTA) public relations officer, Shelton Benzah told Mmegi Sport that the tournament is a qualifier for the Africa Championship to be played in March in Tunisia. South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe are some of the early favourites. Other countries taking part are Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi and Mauritius 169