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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...

Police on the manhunt for child kidnappers

Francistown police are on the lookout for three men suspected of abducting a 13-year-old girl on her way to school last Friday (10th March). The...

From govt employee to businessman

Young man sets up thriving multimedia company Three years ago at the tender age of 23, an immensely talented young man set up a million...

Seven more strokes for prison escapee

Just a week after Magistrate Ishmael Molobe ordered that recaptured prisoner, Gaomodimo Molosiwa, be lashed seven times on his bare buttocks for disobeying court...

Marobela murder suspect in court

A man who killed a woman in Marobela village a week ago and disappeared was on Friday arraigned before the court following his arrest...

MP Majaga in court for stock-theft

Nata-Gweta Member of Parliament Polson Majaga, last Thursday appeared before Francistown Magistrate, Kose Makobo, together with his four co-accused, for stock-theft. The MP had earlier...

Murderer on the loose

Francistown's Tatitown police are investigating a case in which a 34 year old woman was murdered in Marobela village this Tuesday. Station Commander Cyprian Magalila...

Murderer awaits fate

Francistown High Court Judge, Lot Moroka has pronounced Oduetse Mompoloki of Francistown guilty of murder Mompoloki who was this week convicted of the murder of...

Captured prison escapee flogged

After he was declared fit to withstand the whipping, a convicted armed robber, Gaomodimo Molosiwa, 28, was sentenced to seven strokes of the cane...

SA dagga dealer escapes jail

A South African drug pusher who was convicted on a single count of unlawful possession of dagga has escaped jail by a whisker. The drug...

Suspected Shashe river murderers granted bail

It was a dramatic morning as dozens of families and friends of the murdered Collet Aaron, 42, wept bitterly on Monday as his suspected...

Francistown gets new hospital

Work on the construction of a state-of-the-art private hospital on the outskirts of Francistown is set to begin by the end of the month. Dubbed...

Miss Francistown captivates Mater Spei

Newly crowned Miss Francistown 2016, Kesego Malambane visited Mater Spei College on Friday to offer the school’s Form Five students support and advice ahead...

Three day- old baby boy found abandoned

A three day- old baby was found alive abandoned by Nyangabwe hill on Thursday around 5o’clock in the afternoon wrapped with a receiving blanket. Confirming...

Police investigate ATM explotion

Police in Francistown are on the lookout for suspected thieves who blew up a Standard Chartered Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in the second city’s...

Modenga’s mounting woes

Under fire Francstown Deputy Mayor, Lechedzani Modenga’s bruised reputation took another battering yesterday when he appeared  before a Francistown Magistrates Court. According to the charge...

Modenga arrested

Francistown City Council Deputy Mayor Lechedzani Modenga is in detention in Francistown following numerous reports by different people alleging the trouble mayor owes them. Speaking...

Murder suspect remanded in custody

This Wednesday morning 43-year-old Oganetsamang Oatlhotse appeared before Francistown Magistrate Ishmael Molobe accused of murder. Unemployed Oatlhotse, who is originally from Maoba ward in Serowe,...

Suspected murderer detained

Francistown police are investigating a case in which a 43-year-old man is suspected to have killed a 48-year-old woman at Jamakala cattle post on...

Man accused of ‘satanism’

A 22-year-old man appeared before Francistown Magistrates on Wednesday facing a charge of common assault. Jabulani Jowa, who resides in the Ghetto’s Monarch location, is...

Shooting for the stars

The art of filmmaking is a profession very much in its infancy in Botswana. Stereotypically, it is not a vocation that the average Motswana would...

Four prison escapees in court

Four prisoners who escaped from Gerald center for illegal immigrants appeared before Francistown magistrate Ishmael Molobe today (Wednesday) for escaping from lawful custody. Unemployed Zimbabweans,...

Suspected South African drug dealer busted

A suspected South African drug dealer pleaded guilty to a single count of unlawful possession of dagga when he appeared before Francistown Magistrates for...

Fashion from the heart

Hidden deep in the heart of Bluetown, down one of Francistown’s numerous unmaintained, crumbling streets, lie the headquarters of African Royalty Fashions. It is an...

Suspected rapist on the run

Francistown police are on the lookout for a suspected rapist after a 19-year-old woman was attacked at her home in Donga on the sixth...

Six injured during Francistown explosion

Six people were badly injured when a BHP Motor tanker exploded at Francistown’s Light Industrial area earlier this afternoon. The loud, bomb-like blast, which reverberated...

Suspected burglar’s trial delayed due to injury

A Zimbabwean man suspected of breaking into a house at Francistown's Ntshe location and stealing goods worth P3, 870 has had his trial delayed...