Mmolotsi: We can’t wait forever for UDC

The obvious can no longer be avoided in the Ndaba Gaolathe faction of the battered Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD). It was the faction’s vice president Wynter Mmmolotsi who let the cat out on Saturday at Setlalekgosi Junior Secondary School in Francistown. “Our party leader, Ndaba Gaolathe is about to make a proclamation and this is going to be followed by several activities before the party Convention before the end of this year,” he said to cheers of approval. And there’s no guessing that the proclamation is the announcement of the formation of a new party.

19th September 2017

BPP is right about BCP – Wynter

19th September 2017

*Mmolotsi raps UDC for failing to consult

Stern warning for party animals

19th September 2017

*Olopeng warns drunkards, trouble makers and revellers

BDP Youth Committee in crisis

19th September 2017

*Tussle between Moabi and Autlwetse over Chairmanship

Kelebeng won’t tolerate Pilane’s gangsterism

19th September 2017

The self-imposed President of Botswana Movement for Democracy Youth League (BMDYL), Jacob Kelebeng says they will not work with their enemies led by Sydney Pilane faction. This is despite knowing that the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) was to announce their verdict on the impasse engulfing the warring BMD factions last (Tuesday) night. After their controversial Bobonong elective congress, BMD has been run by two committees.

‘We are fed up with BMD’ say Ndaba’s factionalists

19th September 2017

Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) Gaborone Region faction in support of Ndaba Gaolathe says it is fed up with the party. These members of the BMD disclosed during a consultative meeting this past weekend in Gaborone that whatever decision would be taken by Umbrella for Democratic Change leadership in resolving the BMD impasse, they are leaving and forging ahead with registering a new party. The members said the BMD is already tainted with negativity and the best thing would be to start all over again. Last night (Tuesday) UDC was scheduled to hand down its verdict on the two BMD factions.

Nkgakile appeals to President Khama

19th September 2017

Bruce Nkgakile has petitioned President Ian Khama to help him in his battle to participate in party primary elections for a parliamentary seat in Mogoditshane constituency. This comes after Nkgakile was vetted out two weeks ago from participating in next month’s elections. Nkgakile was barred from participating in the party primary elections because it was said he is new in the constituency.

Blame the drunkards, not Fish - Olopeng

19th September 2017

*Minister Olopeng blames tragedy on excessive intake of intoxicants 

Mobile networks hit by land shortage

19th September 2017

Mobile networks are struggling to offer better quality of service in certain areas because they simply can’t get base stations to reduce congestion. Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority’s (BOCRA) Acting Chief Executive Officer Ketshotse Kepaletswe revealed recently that the Authority is trying hard to assist telecommunication companies to improve their network connectivity but that the issue of land still remains a problem.

Segokgo calls for review of African Youth League roles

19th September 2017

Regional Youth Consultation Forum hosted by African Union has adopted a motion by councillor Phenyo Segokgo calling for review of roles of youth leagues in today’s political landscape. The consultative forum which was held in Tanzania was held under the theme ‘Harnessing the demographic dividend through investment in youth’. In an interview with The Midweek Sun this week Segokgo said what prompted the motion is that he discovered that young people are confined into youth leagues.

Crèches turn into havens for fraudulent money deals

19th September 2017

*50 unlicensed child care facilities operating in Gaborone

Food, cup containers pose danger for animals, wildlife

19th September 2017

Dr Bontle Mbongwe, Principal Investigator at University Of Botswana’s School Of Public Health has called on Batswana to stop the use of styrofoam or polystyrene cups and food containers. In an address during the cleanest village competitions prize giving ceremony in Ramotswa this past Friday, Dr Mbongwe said the containers commonly used by hawkers and during social events like funerals are made out of materials that are extremely difficult to recycle and often end up as litter in open spaces and rivers.

Mochudi in the grip of Kgafelamania

19th September 2017

There is palpable excitement amongst baKgatla baga Kgafela tribe in Mochudi, the capital of Kgatleng at the news that their self-exiled paramount, Kgosikgolo Kgafela II has won the day in Moruleng, South Africa. A big party has been planned for Saturday September 23, 2017 in Moruleng to celebrate the feat as well as observe other baKgatla cultural practices and history.

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