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May 23, 2018 7:37 AM Davids murder accused back in custody

Last month the two farm workers, Zimbabwean Jabulani Dube, 31, and 32-year-old Mokgalemi Maleya from Ramotswa accused of murdering Davids got their bail revoked as prosecution indicated their readiness to prosecute. Prosecution had indicated to the Molepolole Magistrate’s Court that investigations were complete and that they have gathered enough evidence 3

May 22, 2018 4:22 PM Bondo pays price for COSAFA blunder

Bondo was sent home midway through last year's tournament after his questionable handling of the Zimbabwe/Madagascar tie. The Zimbabwe officials lodged a complaint with the COSAFA Referees Committee, after claiming their team was denied two clear cut penalties. "Every year, COSAFA makes its independent selection of referees that will given responsibilities 2

May 20, 2018 4:00 AM Hefty budget for Motlha's one-man show

These are the words Suffocate, Motlha’s manager and producer uttered at a press conference held at the Stanbic Bank Piazza in Molapo Shopping Complex on Tuesday for the singer’s upcoming one-man show. Suffocate and his team wants to set the bar high when they launch the country’s most trending artist, and one could sense it from his speech on Tuesday 5

May 19, 2018 4:06 PM Global diamond jewellery sales hit P812bn

According to the report, sales among consumers in the US accounted for US$43 billion last year, up four percent, while demand in China hit US$10 billion, growing by one percent in US dollar terms. In both markets, growth was underpinned by positive macroeconomics and strong consumer confidence, particularly in China where the latter indicator was said to be at a 20-year 5

May 18, 2018 2:00 PM Coach embarrasses BRU over Vultures job

While Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) president, Lesedi Keekae was making an announcement at the National Stadium on Wednesday afternoon; across town Greeves was busy drafting his resignation letter. Greeves has coached Vultures since 2008 and his contract ended last year. During his stay, he won nine games and lost 14 out of the 23 he coached. That makes 6

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 Murder Confessed Air Marshall Seeks Bail

Motlatsi Khoto, 44, unwittingly made the murder confession when he was first arraigned in court in January. The former Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) aircraft marshall’s bail application was in relation to a charge of unlawfully wounding Unami Sibanda, his former girlfriend, at Borolong on March 3, 2017. The court withdrew the charge with liberty 16

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 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 14, 2018 4:00 AM KwDC loses millions in unoccupied rental office space

Information reaching this publication is that KwDC reached an agreement with some government departments that they would share the rental after partitioning the space for more than P9 million, but to date some government departments are yet to occupy office spaces. Initially, it was planned that all government departments will be housed in the area, but appears 19