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10 years for jealous murderer

The Francistown High Court sentenced a 31-year-old man to a 10 year prison term for the murder of his girlfriend in December 2010 Court heard...

Fun for all at Zhizha cultural festival

Last Saturday, Tati River Lodge (TRL) held its annual Zhizha Cultural Festival, under the theme ‘Culture Promotions’. Despite the chilly conditions, revellers flocked to the...

Bring back my baby

Woman's two-year-old daughter 'stolen' last October Helpless and desperate, 32-year-old Oratile Morris is living every mother’s worst nightmare – she does not know where her...

Government appeals refugee ruling

Government has appealed against a recent High Court ruling ordering the release of 164 failed asylum seekers from Francistown’s Gerald Centre for Illegal Immigrants. Earlier...

Fatal car crash on A3 highway

A five-month-old boy and a 40-year-old woman have been confirmed dead after a horror crash on the A3 last night (Thursday). The fatal accident, suspected to...

Let us go!

Asylum seekers still waiting for freedom Judge Phadi Solomon last Friday ordered that the detained rejected asylum seekers at Gerald Center for Illegal Immigrants be...

Asylum seekers released from detention

Human rights lawyer, Morgan Moseki, was the toast of the day on Tuesday as the Francistown High Court ordered for the release of detained...

BCP’S EVM case gathers pace

Botswana Congress Party (BCP) have finally filed their founding affidavits against the use of the contentious electronic voting machine. In his affidavit the party’s Secretary...

Prophetic horror

Z.C.C pastor scalds epileptic man in exorcism gone wrong A Zion Christian Church (ZCC) ritual seemingly intended to cure a man of epilepsy has instead...

MP Majaga claims witch-hunt

An 11-year-old case in which Nata-Gweta Member of Parliament, Polson Majaga is amongst five accused allegedly caught in possession of carcasses suspected to have...

Shot in the arm for Nyangabgwe hospital

Chinese doctors donate P1 million equipment Two Chinese doctors, Huang Yixiong and Lin Zhinxiong have donated medical equipment (orthopaedic consumables) worth P1million to Nyangabgwe Referral...

Marobela murder suspect remanded

Francistown Magistrate Ishmael Molobe said giving instant bail to those charged with serious crimes may create the impression that the courts take such matters...

Six months for prison escapees

Seven of the eighteen Francistown jail birds who escaped from the Gerald Centre for Illegal immigrants on the 14th of January this year were...

Marobela murderer on the loose

Francistown police are looking for a man who murdered a 20-year-old male in Marobela village on Saturday. Confirming the death, Tatitown station commander Cyprian Magalila...

Brothers accused of killing their father granted bail

Two brothers accused of killing their father at Matshelagabedi village on the 20th of April were granted bail by Francistown Magistrate, Kaveri Kapeko this...

Suspected cop killer on bail

Murder suspect, Bongani Solomon, was last Friday granted bail by a Francistown High Court following an urgent application. Solomon is a suspect in the murder...

EVM case to be heard in August

A case in which Botswana Congress Party (BCP) are challenging the introduction of the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) was today postponed to August 23rd. During...

Dj Bob G donates to prisoners

Modiri Ronaldo Marotsi, known as DJ Bob G, last week donated 200 bundles of toilet paper to inmates at Francistown Gerald Center of Illegal...

Botho student found hanging

Kutlwano Police in have confirmed the death of Botho University student whose body was found hanging from a tree in Francistown. Superintendent Neo Serumola says...

Suspected cop killer arrested

Francistown police have arrested a man suspected to be at the centre of the murder of Special Constable Daniel Mooketsi on Thursday. Bongane Solomon of...

Indians in F/Town showcase culture

The Indian community in the north was delighted to share their folk music from the northern part of India and dance with the Francistown...

BDP Factions rock F/town city council

Mayor Muzila survives motion of no confidence Twelve Francistown city councilors walked out of a full council meeting in protest this week after they failed...

FCC Councillors consider taking Muzila to court

City of Francistown Mayor, Sylviah Muzila, yesterday threatened to call the police to arrest anyone who attempted to discuss a motion of no confidence...

Food for thought

There is a famous old proverb that warns against mixing business with pleasure. However, 46-year-old Ntombi Muchenje and her fiancé Mareko Madisa, 54, are proving...

12 years in prison for raping niece

A 32-year-old man was sentenced to 12 years behind bars after he was found guilty of raping his niece at knifepoint on the 3rd...

Suicide in Borolong

Francistown Police have confirmed the suspected suicide of a 23-year-old man from Borolong village, who is believed to have shot himself in his bedroom...

Prison inmate raped

Francistown police are investigating an incident in which an inmate was reportedly raped by a fellow prisoner at Gerald Centre for illegal immigrants. Confirming the...

Woman beater gets 17 years

A 27-year-old man from Francistown will spend the next 17 years of his life in prison after he was found guilty of threatening to...

Murderer sentenced to 13 years

On an emotional Tuesday at Francistown High Court, 33-year-old Chebukani Chikunda was sentenced to 13 years in prison for murder. Chikunda was convicted of killing...

Trio accused of killing their father

Three siblings appeared before Francistown Magistrates Court on Friday (21st April) accused of murdering their father. Unemployed brothers, Meshack James, 31, and Kabelo James, 29,...

Man convicted of rape

Magistrate Kaveri Kapeko has convicted Gaboratanelwe Sejaka of rape after conclusive DNA results. Sejaka committed the offence on the 21st of August 2013 at Matshelagabedi...

Seven strokes for contempt

Just a month after another prison escapee was flogged for contempt of court, Francistown magistrate Ishmael Molobe has ordered that re-captured prison escapee Givemore...

Man found dead

Francistown police are investigating a case in which a man was found dead in his rented house in Donga location. Confirming the incident, Assistant Superintendent...

Prison escapee changes his plea

One of the escapees Godwin Mapunganyika who on the 14th of January this year fled from lawful custody at Gerald center of illegal immigrants...

Flowerpot Power

An eye for the unusual and a natural flair for art was all that 24-year-old Angelinah Gaolathe needed to start her innovative enterprise. Born in...

NTT Nissan Launch the Navara

NTT Nissan launched their latest model, the Nissan Navara, at Francistown’s Roots Merilicious cafe last Wednesday. Equipped with a number of exciting, state-of-the-art features, the...

Suspected ‘Diamond Dealer’ blames church

A Zimbabwean man appeared before Francistown Magistrates Court on Monday facing a single count of unlawful possession of three rough precious stones suspected to...

Police investigate apparent suicide

Police in Francistown are investigating a case in which a 32-year-old Borolong man's dead body was found inside a house in the city’s Minestone...

‘Stick’ abortionists escape jail sentence

A 20-year-old orphan who, with the help of a friend, used a stick to terminate her five-month-old pregnancy narrowly escaped jail when sentenced at...

Duo get six years, six strokes for defilement

Two middle-aged men received six-year jail sentences and six lashes when they were found guilty of defilement at Francistown Magistrates Court on Tuesday. In separate...