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Surviving sodomy

Raped in prison at knife point The 19th of November 2016 is a day that One Paulos will never forget. That afternoon, while serving a ten-year...

Mouths of MPS

Kgathi's love bite tale Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Shaw Kgathi has not taken kindly to accusations by fellow a MP that he recently...

Korean company accused of exploiting Morupule A employees

A South Korean company that was awarded a multi million pula Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) tender for Morupule ‘A’ Power station project in 2015...

Suspected killer boyfriend in court

Murder accused, Tumo Sparo Moumakwa, who allegedly murdered his security guard girlfriend with an axe late last month in Mochudi, briefly appeared before Mochudi...

AP to hold public lecture on corruption

Alliance for Progressives (AP) is tomorrow (Wednesday) expected to hold a public lecture on corruption to address the ongoing spate of corruption incidents in...

Morwaeng-Monageng’s rivalry deepens

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party members in Molepolole South are still at each other's throats, two months following the party's primary elections; Bulela Ditswe. The...

NPF motion scheduled for parliament debate next week

Following much drama in Parliament this morning over a proposed urgent motion on the ongoing National Petroleum Fund (NPF) saga, which was followed by...

Two dead, one critical after Pastor administers colon cleansing

Mochudi Police have confirmed the deaths of two women who tragically died after a colon cleansing conducted by a local church leader. The incident which...

Deputy Speaker kicks Nkaigwa out of parliament

Deputy Speaker of the Naional Assembly, Kagiso Molatlhegi this morning kicked out Gaborone North legislator, Haskins Nkaigwa out of Parliament allegedly for threatening to...

Church ‘casts out demons’ in a fire-walking ritual

Hallelujahs and Amens punctuated a fired up sermon last Friday in Mogoditshane as scores of enthusiastic members of the Johannes Morenje Apostolic Church of...

Intoxicated student breaks teacher’s jaw with a brick

An out of control Ledumang Senior Secondary School student recently went berserk after allegedly smoking dagga and hit a teacher with a brick and...

Does new party matter?

Real alternative or just a joke? The upcoming 2019 general elections promise to be characterized by a hype of activities, with new political parties formed...

My 9- year wait for the return of my husband

Deserted wife cries out for divorce Ten years ago on Christmas Eve, Monsthwari Kgorobi, a husband and father of four, left home to the cattle...

Suspected killer boyfriend arrested

Police in Mochudi have arrested a man who is suspected to have brutally killed his security guard girlfriend in Mochudi on Monday night. The 26-year-old...

Female security guard hacked to death

Mochudi Police are in search of an alleged killer boyfriend who is suspected to have hacked his security guard girlfriend to death with an...

Land lord arrested for harbouring 19 illegal immigrants

A 30-year-old land lord of Maipei ward in Mogoditshane found himself on the wrong side of the law last week after he was arrested...

From mouths of MPs

DEBATE ON LIVING WAGE Recently, SHAWN NTHAILE, Member of Parliament (MP) for Jwaneng-Mabule constituency tabled a motion in which he called on Parliament to request...

Duped into raising another man’s child

*Man learns his 4-year-old daughter is not his *Cheating girlfriend's family ordered to 'pay back the cattle' A young ‘father’ from Kanye is coming to...

Baobab school sold for P65million

A group of seven women who have been running Baobab Primary school for the past 27 years, have sold the school to a South...

Police yet to prove murder by poisoning case

It has been a month since Thatayaone Ogotseng was found dead in the streets of Kanye, allegedly after being poisoned by her married lover,...

BDP MPs to shoot down motion on living wage policy

Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) legislators are likely to reject a motion moved by the opposition, calling for replacement of minimum wage with living wage. If...

Dilapidated Thamaga JSS crumbling down

“Hold your breath and be as quick as possible!” This is the advice given to anyone desperate enough to use the dilapidated toilets at...

Who’s the man?

Jostle for Moshupa-Manyana intensifies as Masisi nears Presidency Vice President, Mokgweetsi Masisi is set to ascend to the highest office in the land at the...

Good luck charm turned thokolosi captured

It's not ours-family An unsightly hyena paw removed from a traditional brew container by exorcists on Sunday was identified as a Thokolosi, which had terrorized...

Botho University to announce staff retrenchment today

Botho University is expected to layoff about 100 of its employees this week. The embattled University is expected to deliver the depressing news to its...

AP proposes amendments to national budget

Alliance for Progressives (AP) leader, Ndaba Gaolathe, has proposed amendments to both the development and recurrent budgets, that were presented by the 8Minister of...

Church exorcises ‘thokolosi’ in Thamaga

There was a sigh of relief from Keseilwe family members, Sunday morning, in Thamaga village after a church found a hyena paw suspected to...

Soldiers in schoolgirls sexual assault scandal

*soldiers accused of abusing girls at a boot camp * BONELA to investigate Scores of Botswana Defence Force (BDF) soldiers are said to have exploited and...

Tshireletso says UDC is jealous of Ndaba Gaolatlhe

Mahalapye East legislator, Botlogile Tshireletso has, Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Members of Parliament for what she said is jealousy and pettiness towards Alliance for...

Police set murder suspect free- Chief Justice

Police were instrumental in the release of a double murder accused, 19-year-old Keodiretse Tlhofaetsi, who was last week rearrested for the brutal murder of...

Chief Justice Dibotelo retires in April

Chief Justice, Maruping Moemedi Dibotelo, will retire from Service at the age of 70, just a month after President Lieutenant General Dr Seretse Khama...

51 years on, no female judge in the Court of Appeal

After 51 years of independence, Botswana is yet to appoint a woman to the Court of Appeal bench. This has now become a concern to...

AP wishes away ‘draconian’ laws

If they had their way, the Alliance for Progressives (AP) say they would do away with the country's trade dispute and Media practitioner's Acts...

Love triangle turns tragic

Married woman suspected of poisoning 'small house' to death A cheating wife, who is being divorced for desertion has landed in court for allegedly poisoning...

Shima’s sadness

ONCE, TWICE...... FOUR TIMES A LOSER! Disgruntled Shima Monageng, who lost in the Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) Molopolole South primary elections (Bulela Ditswe) held a...

Hold your tongues- Gaolathe tells AP members

The leader of Alliance for Progressives (AP), Ndaba Gaolathe, has called his party members to order and cautioned them against temptations of using vulgar...

Khama is clean, BCP on a witch hunt- Ombudsman

The Ombudsman, Augustine Makgonatsotlhe has cleared the outgoing President, Lt General Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama, of maladministration and abuse of office and instead...

Mr Fear Fokol

‘Fear Fokol’ meaning ‘fear nothing’, is a common tagline within the circles of one of the main opposition parties in the country, the Botswana...

PEEPA boss’ appointment shrouded in controversy

After firing it’s Acting CEO in a controversial restructuring process that ended in a legal tussle last year, the Public Enterprises, Evaluation and Privatisation...

BONELA concerned over farmers’ unprotected sex with herdboys

As trans-sexuality remains a butt of ridicule in society, some married men are said to prefer sexual relations with their male farm workers in...