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July 24, 2018 8:30 PM Makwala, Montsho out of Africa Championships

The competition takes place in Asaba, Nigeria next month, with the Botswana team leaving on Friday. National team coach, Mogomotsi Otsetswe said he received a call from Montsho informing him about her injury. “She informed me that she had pulled a muscle during training in Europe. Taking into consideration her age, I decided that it is not a good idea to expect 136

July 21, 2018 4:00 AM Referees unpaid from last season

BPL chief executive officer, Thabo Ntshinogang confirmed that match officials were still to be paid dues from last season. “Indeed the referees have not been paid their full dues. We will pay them before the start of the season,” Ntshinogang said yesterday. The BPL has faced a constant headache over referees’ payments over the last few season. The problem 137

June 18, 2018 4:00 AM Grand Palm Hosts Another Thrilling Old School Party

The event held at the GICC on Friday and headlined by Oskido was surely going to pull a crowd and indeed the place was packed. Nothing beats an indoor party on a cold night and revellers had nothing to worry about as they owned the dance floor. A number of DJs like DJ Bax and DJ Peter set the stage alight as people waited for the main act to bless the decks 138

June 12, 2018 4:00 AM Exercising Can Transform One's Health

Modville Fitness Club, chairperson, Gavin Makgatlhe told patrons during their annual charity sponsored walk that was held at Modipane on Saturday. The 20km walk that attracted a number of people, especially women, was held under the theme, ‘Fitness and compassion: Live it’. He said people should know that their health could be affected by the lifestyle 114

June 5, 2018 4:00 AM Assemblies Of God Reverend Slams Prosperity Churches

Speaking during the official opening of Gaborone Assemblies of God new sanctuary, Lebelo said some people are using the name of God to enrich themselves. The construction cost of the sanctuary stood at P 15 million upon completion. The building will accommodate 800 people though it had initially wanted to accommodate 1,200 people. “The church is a place 125

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 147

April 20, 2018 2:00 PM Makwala, Montsho, Thebe take home P600,000

The 400m runners won gold in their individual races, which earned them a cool P100, 000 from the government’s athlete incentive scheme. Baboloki Thebe was the second highest earner after Makwala, pocketing P220, 000. Makwala received a further P100,000 after anchoring the men’s 4x400m relay to gold, and another P50,000 from Debswana for his gold in the 400m. Debswana 179

April 4, 2018 3:16 PM Six perished in Eloyi accident

Others are admitted in critical condition at the Nyangabgwe Referral hospital’s intensive care unit. The combi carrying members of the Modipane Eloyi Church collided with another, which had on board members of an unnamed church from South Africa, headed to Zimbabwe. Four commuters of the Eloyi combi including the driver, a middle-aged man, two middle-aged 153

March 20, 2018 4:00 AM BDP Sends Off Khama In Style

In addition to the presents from the party, Gaborone region gifted Khama a quad bike load trailer, cattle trailer and a generator trailer. Having received many different gifts including livestock, poultry, generators, farming equipment and many other gifts, the gifts from the BDP are the most expensive Khama has received thus far valued at over P500,000. Though 142

March 13, 2018 2:21 PM Botswana to bid for AFCON Under-17

Botswana Football Association (BFA) chief executive officer, Mfolo Mfolo said they will bid for the junior tournament, which dovetails with the association's ambitions. Since he took office in 2016, BFA president, Maclean Letshwiti has focused on youth development, arguing it is key to turning around the fortunes of the national team. Addressing a monthly 164