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December 19, 2018 2:10 PM FNB responds to The Monitor article

The disabled Mokgadi, who also cannot talk, was attacked by a stroke when she was three-years-old and since then has been struggling without a wheelchair. The parents bemoaned how they were struggling to take care of her. “The Monitor article touched us and we imagined the struggle that Mokgadi was going through together with her parents and we all agreed 518

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 151

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 155

November 27, 2018 4:00 AM 'Impatient' Drivers Worry Police

Drivers’ impatience on the road is believed to have become almost endemic. Police have raised concern that reckless driving fuelled by drivers’ impatience on the road has cost lives over the years and continues to claim more lives. The acting Officer Commanding (OC) Paul Oketsang told The Monitor that it is easy to spot a reckless driver while on the road. He said ‘impatient’ 121

October 8, 2018 2:00 PM Nthompe Bags Botswana Life Marathon

Sesebo Matlapeng of Diacore Runners Club followed him closely. The two were separated by mini seconds with Matlapeng registering 1:08:10:5. Tholego Keitshekile came third with a time of 1:10:03. Speaking to Sport Monitor afterwards, Nthompe said he was impressed with the time that he had clocked. “We are going towards the end of the season and fatigue 100

September 24, 2018 4:00 AM ITF Grills Local Coaches

The course, which gets underway this week, is conducted by Pieter Joubert from South Africa, Freeman Nyamukora (Zimbabwe) and Tapiwa Masunga. Botswana Tennis Association (BTA) vice president, Oaitse Thipe told Monitor Sport that the level one training is for all coaches in schools and clubs. He said the coaches are taught about introducing tennis to children 114

September 18, 2018 4:00 AM BERA Laptop Acquisition Raises Eyebrows

He went on to accuse some of his colleagues in the Board and senior management for tainting his name. Sources claim that Ndove made a controversial sale of computers to the energy regulator through his company Pipe King Services. According to documents seen by The Monitor, Ndove sold four laptops to BERA for Board members at the value of P34, 384. According 146

August 17, 2018 11:30 AM Moalosi named BTC Premiership best player

He was named as the Player of the season, the most prestigious category, as he also bagged another big one, in which the majority of his fellow Premier League players voted him for the Players' Player of the season award. The winners were announced today after a long anticipation in which the awards ceremony was not held, sparking disappointment from the football 145

August 14, 2018 4:00 AM BDP Sack Casual Workers By WhatsApp

“Dumelang batho. Ne kere ke le itsese gore gompieno ga le te tirong because tiro e fedile. Le tla bolelelwa tiro e le teng gore le bowe. But go simolola gompieno ga gona sepe. Ke gore go hedile tota. Hedi hedi hedi, bye,” a supervisor told the employees via a voice note on their WhatsApp group. casual workers’ phones might have been off and their supervisor 111

July 10, 2018 4:00 AM Gov't Takes Special Funds Under Its Wing

These measures include transfer of all funds held under Special Funds into the Government Remittance Account to be managed as part of the Government cash balances held at the Bank of Botswana. “This will ensure that government closely monitors the use of these funds, thereby ensuring compliance with both the Public Finance Management Act and the Fund Orders 85