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May 22, 2018 4:00 AM Kgosi Gaborone Appeals For Royal Palace

"I have travelled to many places and Dikgosi live in palaces. It is high time we build our own as Batlokwa. Kgosi should live in a beautiful palace with royal kraals and many other cultural activities for Morafe,” Gaborone said at a Kgotla meeting on Saturday. He found the meeting in progress as he had just returned from the Kingdom, which recently changed 3

May 15, 2018 10:28 AM Serial rape convict denied bail

The applicant, Thatayaone Nka, 29, dubbed the Forest Evil rapist because he committed most of the offences in the forest after giving his victims a lift in his car and violently raping them, is yet to go on trial for other similar offences. Nka was sentenced by the then Principal Magistrate Dumisani Basupi last year, who is now working at the High Court 18

May 15, 2018 4:00 AM Meet The Five BDP Moshupa-Manyana Hopefuls

The youngest of the five candidates is 38-year-old Karabo Gare. He is said to be the one preferred by President Mokgweetsi Masisi. Gare, an accountant by training, was born and raised in Moshupa. He has worked for Botswana Railways, Botswana National Sports Council and Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) before quitting to be self-employed. “I have been a BDP member 15

May 15, 2018 4:00 AM Alleged Cousin Killer 'Confessed' To Traditional Healers

Seven days later, he was arrested once again and taken into custody. According to prosecutor ??? Charlie, Tsametse was reported to the Police by two different traditional healers who he allegedly approached seeking to be protected from facing the wrath of the law for killing his cousin. Charlie said Tsametse confessed to the healers that he had indeed 12

May 14, 2018 4:00 AM Students petition Ngaka over allowances

The Botswana National Union of Students (BONUS) wants the students’ allowances to be increased from P1,400 to P2,000. In the letter dated April 10, 2018 addressed to the ministry’s permanent secretary, copied to the Minister, Ngaka Ngaka and his deputy Fidelis Molao, BONUS says that their demand is influenced by the high cost of living. The letter requested 20

May 13, 2018 4:00 AM Trompies to headline Waar Was JY

The event will be held at Botswanacraft on May 25, with Wizards of the Desert as the supporting act and DJ Boogie Sid keeping the crowd entertained all night. This Series is meant to appeal to the older generation, who in the words of the organisers, are their biggest supporters. Trompies did not only make music to be remembered for generations to come, but they also popularised 8

May 13, 2018 4:00 AM More international jazz days planned

Some of the people who graced the event were Miss Mogami and Frank Piscioneri from Botswana Jazz Association, who led discussions on international Jazz day as well as Jazz in today’s society. On the decks were various artists like DJ Archie, DJ Humzie, Uncle Barox and Uncle Shima from Gabz FM who all took time to entertain the guests. The event went as expected 9

May 12, 2018 4:00 AM BFA to decide on Morocco’s 2026 bid

Morocco is bidding to become the second African country to host World Cup, and officials from the North African country were recently in Botswana to present their bid book. BFA president, Maclean Letshwiti said they will make a decision after the meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) on May 25. “They (Morocco officials) were in Botswana to present 27

May 8, 2018 2:11 PM Arrest warrant out for 'Facebook rapist' suspect

The alleged perpetrator, Dropper Monna, 33, was granted bail by the then Chief Magistrate Thebeetsile Mulalu who as of beginning of April was transferred to Maun. The state alleges that Monna, a former security officer, raped his first victim on March 1, 2018 at Block 5 and robbed her of a black Lenovo cellphone worth P599. Monna, who allegedly uses multiple 41

May 8, 2018 4:00 AM Mokotedi On New BOPEU Assignment

Mokotedi, who graduated from the University of Botswana (UB) with a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB), was immediately awarded a prestigious scholarship from the European Union to do his Masters in Laws (LLM) at the University of Pretoria. He also had a short stint at Makerere University in Uganda where his Master’s thesis was supervised. The Mochudi native 40