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January 14, 2019 10:14 AM Zimbabwe fuel price hike sparks protests

"Angry people are preventing commuter buses from carrying passengers. People are just stranded," Nhamo Tembo told AFP. He was trying to travel from Epworth, a poor suburb, east of the capital Harare. "We want [President Emmerson] Mnangagwa to know our displeasure in his failure," protester Mthandazo Moyo told AFP. On Saturday, President Mnangagwa announced 731

January 14, 2019 4:00 AM Lucara targets P2bn sales from Karowe

Should the diamond miner hit its target, the revenues would be higher than the 2018 forecast of US$180 million. Lucara has become globally renowned for the discovery of exceptionally large diamonds at its Karowe Mine in Letlhakane, particularly the famous Lesedi la Lone, the second biggest rough diamond ever discovered, dug up in November 2015. Eira Thomas 715

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 629

December 27, 2018 9:25 AM Judge throws shades at Attorney General

The presiding Judge Michael Mothobi was unimpressed with the lawyer Otlaadisa Kwape representing the Attorney General (AG)'s conduct wondering why the government's principal advisor was not in court. Kwape had told the court that after reading the answering affidavit filed by Jacobs' lawyers he then consulted the AG Abraham Keetshabe who responded that he wanted 577

December 24, 2018 4:00 AM Grace period for BSE free float rules

Known as free float, current listing rules require companies on the BSE’s main board to have 20% of their shares held by the public. The new rules, part of a range of changes for equity listings, were initially due to come into effect on January 1, 2019. Information gathered by BusinessWeek indicates that ahead of the January 2019 deadline, none of the affected 554

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 15, 2018 4:00 AM We have nothing to do with Zapata issue

Zapata is seemingly headed for the exit door without even ‘barking the first official instruction’. The Argentinian replaced history-making Serbian coach, Nikola Kavazovic last month, but before he could sit on the bench, Zapata has been linked with an immediate departure. Initially, there were reports that his former club, GU had refused to issue Zapata 142

December 11, 2018 3:43 PM Botswana grabs first gold

It has been a difficult start for Botswana, who were fifth on the medals table before the end of day on Tuesday, but there was good news when the men's volleyball team beat Namibia 3-1 to grab gold. The team qualified for the final after beating South Africa 3-1 on Monday. Volleyball coach, Odirile Sibanda told Mmegi Sport that the win was an indication 146

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