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The Truth: Why Masire family had to bury on a Thursday

Why Sir KetumileMasire was buried on Thursday last week instead of this past weekend remains shrouded in mystery and inexplicable secrecy.


3rd July 2017

Stanbic Bank Botswana, in partnership with Diacore Gaborone Marathon donates P116 000.00

27th June 2017

 Stanbic Bank Botswana, in partnership with Diacore Gaborone Marathon has yesterday donated a total sum of P116 000.00 to The African Women Leadership Academy (TAWLA). When receiving the cheque at Stanbic Bank Head office, Director and Founder of TAWLA Dr Mpho Gilika said that the gift came at an opportune time when her organisation is trying hard to develop youth of Botswana.

‘Hands off my father,’ warns Bissau

27th June 2017

Gaborone socialite Bissau Gaobakwe’s remarks to The Midweek Sun that his late father was a hard-worker and that ‘he was not the reason some fathers were lazy,’ set Social Media on overdrive last week. Many took to Facebook to vent their outrage at Bissau’s slapdash manner of speak, some saying he has all the wealth he flaunts because his father, Ophaketse ‘Uncle Parks’ Gaobakwe, “was a thief” and “he made dirty money” by cheating his friend the late Peter Mmusi.

Vinegar test registers success

27th June 2017

The vinegar test used to screen for cervical cancer is effective and turnaround for results faster, but few women seem keen to use it. The initiative, rolled out by the Ministry of Health and Wellness and spearheaded under the National Cervical Cancer Preventative programme aims to ensure that as many women as possible are screened for cancer and receive treatment before it develops to an advanced stage.

Botswana in chronic blood shortage

27th June 2017

The Botswana National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) is calling on the public to roll up their sleeves and donate blood to address chronic blood shortages experienced across the country.

Woman’s backstreet abortion backfires

27th June 2017

A 35-year-old woman from Samai settlement is struggling with recurrent miscarriage and believes a crude abortion she had four years ago may have ruined her life. Dineo Motswaiso had an illegal abortion because right about the time she found out she was pregnant, she had also found a well-paying job in Jwaneng. “Back home, the only job I could get was with Ipelegeng. I had hustled for over four years doing menial jobs,” said a disheartened Motswaiso. She added, “I was two months pregnant and I opted to abort so that I do not lose the well-paying job, which I had looked for, for many years.”

Keorapetse defends his position in Parliament

27th June 2017

Botswana Congress Party’s (BCP) Selibe Phikwe South area Member of Parliament Dr Dithapelo Keorapetse has defended calls for him to dump his role as the leader of the minority in parliament.

Gaolathe’s BMD faction enters enemy territory this weekend

27th June 2017

Suspended Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) leaders, Ndaba Gaolathe and Wynter Mmolotsi will this weekend enter enemy territories in their quest to address members of the beleaguered orange Movement. Both men, the President and Vice, including Women’s League President Joyce Mothudi, Chairperson of Elders Committee, Pako Keokile, National Organising Secretary, Kabelo and Phenyo Segokgo are on the verge of being expelled from the party after they snubbed the disciplinary committee for the second time this past weekend.

Armed robberies on downward spiral as cops clamp down on syndicates

27th June 2017

The arrest of the notorious Aldophus Legae (23) in North West, South Africa this past Sunday has brought hope that a crime syndicate that has been operating across the country will be busted. According to Botswana Police spokesperson Witness Bosija, the other six suspects arrested in Gaborone last week could be implicated in a series of crimes ranging from rape, armed robbery (largely businesses) and car hijackings.

Murder suspect on the loose

27th June 2017

Tatitown police are investigating the murder of a 20-year old man who was killed in Marobela village on Saturday after a drinking spree.

Stealing by deception on the rise – Police

27th June 2017

The rapid increase of bought live demo units and floor tiles designed in portable phone formats has lately hit the country badly, especially in towns and cities. Thousands of pulas are being lost to criminals who are thriving in the business of selling neatly cut floor tiles, bricks, boxes and demonstration phones to the community. Although the cocky behaviour appears to be a countrywide phenomenon, Gaborone City Centre is the root of all evil.

ZCC dispute in police hands

27th June 2017

The dispute in which some members of the Aerodrome FO22 in Francistown have resisted relocating from the church plot has attracted Tatitown Police after a case of malicious damage to property was reported to them recently.

Prison escapees ask for leniency

27th June 2017

Prison escapees have pleaded with Francistown Magistrate, Ismael Molobe to go easy on them when passing sentence against them. The escapees say their unlawful act of escaping from justice was unintentional. They took turns asking court during mitigation to consider that they were tempted to escape.


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