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SUICIDE IN POLICE CELL

Police in Kachikau are investigating a case in which a middle aged man allegedly committed suicide in the police cell. An unemployed 27-year-old man from...

MAN JAILED FOR POSSESSION OF DAGGA

A Francistown man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for possession of dagga. 22-year-old Mmoloki Mahupelo of Newstands location in Francistown was on...

THREE BATSWANA DETAINED IN ZIM RELEASED

Three Batswana who were detained in Zimbabwe for crossing the border illegally while following thieves have been released. 64-year-old Stanford Matopote, Albert Macha, 51, and...

MINING EXPO PLANNED FOR GABORONE

Although Botswana’s mining is less buoyant than it was before the world credit crunch, there are still prospects for growth. In the light of this...

FCC saves over P4 million in Ipelegeng

The Francistown City Council (FCC) has adopted the labour intensive programme as a desperate measure to cut costs of the municipality on waste collection. Charles...

Merciless uncle sentenced

A merciless man escaped a jail term after he was found guilty of breaking his 10-year-old nephew’s teeth in a fit of anger. Boniface Maikati,...

BARCLAYS BANK REWARDS STAFF

Barclays Bank Botswana has introduced innovative training programmes to equip employees with skills to meet the challenges of their job. This was said by Bank’s...

CURSED

CHILD MOLESTING TEACHER BLAMES WITCHCRAFT A primary school teacher who went on a rape spree, molesting school girls as young as 10 years of age...

Botswana bowling rebrands

Botswana Bowling Association (BBA) is in the process of finalizing its rebranding exercise in order to make the association more appealing to the public...

WOMAN IN COURT FOR ABUSING COP BOYFRIEND

An abusive Woman of Nata village was last week arraigned in court for stabbing her police officer boyfriend with a knife and nearly puncturing...

SABC SHUTDOWN SPELLS DOOM FOR DECODER RETAILERS

Lives of scores of Chinese retail operators in Francistown and thousands of Zimbabwean cross border traders has been potentially thrown into disarray following the...

Botswana’s economy vulnerable– Saleshando

Botswana Congress Party President Dumelang Saleshando has said the country’s economy remains over reliant on diamonds which are losing their sparkle. Saleshando made these remarks...

CHEWING GUM LANDS COP IN STICKY POSITION

A policeman escaped jail by a whisker for chewing gum in court last Friday.. Tshokolo Thabakanaka, a 41-year- old cop stationed at the Masunga Police...

SUSPECTED KILLER DAD FIGHTS FOR FREEDOM

A 22-year-old father, accused of brutally killing his two daughters early this February, is fighting for his freedom at the Francistown magistrate court. Thebe Ndjavera...

COURT FREES MAN WHO HAD SEX WITH GIRL, 13,

Unruly girls and lax parents blamed AGE may be nothing but a number, but for Timothy Machisoto sex with his 13-girlfriend could landed him with...

DON’T BLAME US BLAME THE SYSTEM

Defiled girl and her mum speak out Despite criticism of her role as a parent, the girl’s mother has praised Magistrate Sijabuliso Siziba for his...

NED approves over P4m for LIMID

Funds amounting to a staggering P4, 355, 030.68 were approved for the implementation of the Livestock Management and Infrastructure Development (LIMID) II programme in...

Over P4m approved for LIMID in NED

Funds amounting to a staggering P4 355 030.68 was approved for the implementation of the Livestock Management and Infrastructure Development (LIMID) II programme in...

CLLRS TAKE A SWIP ON YOUTH EMPOWERMENT POLICIES

Francistown councilors have called on the government through the Ministry of Youths, Sport and Culture to use a broad based approach in implementing youths’...

Zimbabwe food shortage boosts business in F/town

The acute shortage of mealie-meal in Zimbabwe is expected to boost retail business profits in Francistown. From the year 2000 until early 2009, Francistown was...

TONOTA WOMAN FINED FOR DAGGA POSSESSION

A Tonota woman was early this week sentenced to a 3-year jail term. The sentence was however wholly suspended on condition that she does not...

Thieving Mothers talk of making ends meet

Two Francistown single mothers who were caught stealing heaved a sigh of relief after escaping prison by a whisker. “We do not have criminal blood...

SHE IS MY SOULMATE

*68-year old rape convict claims girl (8) was a gift from ancestors Kemoiponetse Olebile of Mosope cattlepost near Marapong village in the Central District was...

GAS DEPOT SHUT DOWN

Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) consumer complaints in Francistown have blown the whistle on a popular depot, leading to its closure by Botswana Bureau of...

KGALAJWE WOOS INVESTORS

Trade unions and investors have been urged to exploit investment opportunity in the country’s second largest city for better profits. “Consider investing in Francistown. The city...

TIGHT BUDGET CONSTRAINTS MoESD

Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) is faced with some serious and enormous budgetary challenges that hindered most of its plans from being...

GOVT TO CUT IMPORT BILL BY 50%

  Government is set to cut its overall import bill by 50%by the next financial year. This was said by the Assistant Trade and Industry Minister,...

A DYNAMITE IN A SMALL PACKAGE

If there was any medication, even the illegal one that could improve one’s height, Mallya Mokute of Police V Basketball Club could have gone...

GROOVING IN THE GHETTO

RADIJO TO ROCK MAUN Rib cracking funny man Radijo will be rocking this Easter Holidays in the resort township of Maun. Real name Radikgang Madiale, Radijo...

I FORGIVE HIM

MOTHER OF MURDERED CHILDREN STANDS BY BOYFRIEND ACCUSED OF  KILLING THEM The Francistown mother whose two children were stabbed to death last February has said that...

TAFIC NEW BOYS SHOW PROMISE

Modest Dominic Changwe, the Tafic Sporting Club head coach has always believed that things will get better at his struggling side. Now with the...

RAPED BY THE MAN SHE CALLED ‘GRANDFATHER’

GIRL,10, BREAKS DOWN IN COURT AS SHE CONFRONTS HER TORMENTOR Two years after her rape ordeal a 10-year-old girl broke down in tears as the man...

EMPLOYEE WHO RAPED BOSS’ DAUGHTER, 10, GIVEN 12 YEARS

A man who claimed that he was in a romantic relationship with his employer’s 10-year-old daughter has been jailed for 12 years for rape. Chakalisa...

YOUTH STILL IGNORANT ON HIV/AIDS ISSUES HEALTH OFFICER CLAIMS

More than half of Botswana’s youth are ignorant of the risks HIV/AIDS poses to their lives health officers have claimed. According to Youth Health Organization...

STUDENT TEACHER HANGS HERSELF FOLLOWING ROW WITH PARENTS

A student teacher at Tonota College of Education (TCE) last Saturday night committed suicide after she apparently fell out with her parents in a...

KILLER DAD IN COURT

BDF MAN MURDERS HIS TWO YOUNG CHILDREN A 22-year-old BDF employee appeared in court on Tuesday the day after he apparently hacked his two young...

MAN ACCUSED OF SEX ATTACK

A 26-year-old Francistown man has been charged for allegedly subjecting the mother of his two minor children to a brutal and prolonged sex attack. Samson...