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AP commits to uphold Press freedom

President of Alliance for Progressives, Ndaba Gaolathe says his party will strive to create a lively environment for the media in Botswana. Gaolathe who was presenting the party’s annual Policy Statement in Gaborone said as the Progressives, they believe that the media, although not perfect, is the oil without which nation-building is not possible. “We the Progressives will create a lively environment for the media by scrapping laws, such as the Media Practitioner’s Act, and consultatively introduce a framework that enhances media accountability, growth, quality, standards and public trust.


12th February 2018

Nkaigwa to face Pilane and Balopi in Gaborone North

12th February 2018

Speaker of National Assembly Gladys Kokorwe has official announced Member of Parliament for Gaborone North Haskins Nkaigwa’s defection from Umbrella for Democratic Change. Nkaigwa is now a member of Alliance for Progressives (AP), a breakaway party from Botswana Movement for Democracy. AP now have six (6) MPs against UDC’s eight (8) MPs. Nkaigwa who has since the formation of AP identified himself with the party, did not join colleagues until recently when he had sought and found spiritual guidance.

‘Girls throw themselves at me’ - Bruce Nkgakile

12th February 2018

Bruce Nkgakile has always been a controversial figure. He has made his mark in politics, business and has been implicated in a few money scandals. Most recently, he was reportedly kicked out of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Youth executive committee following an accusation of “theft.” Like the proverbial cat with nine lives, he always bounces back from his “troubles” with that animated grin on his face.

WUC is a rip-off, says customers

12th February 2018

This past week saw Batswana crowding at Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) offices to pay their water bills. This followed WUC’s stern warning that the corporation would be embarking on an intensive debt collection drive. All WUC customers who are in arrears are to be disconnected, regardless of the amount owed or period. Fresh information coming from WUC this week reveals that the corporation began disconnecting taps countrywide on the 1st of February 2018. The Midweek Sun reporter NEO MASANAKO spoke to Batswana in various locations to get their opinions on the drastic decision taken by WUC

Warm reception for Prof Norris at UB

12th February 2018

cellor Professor David Norris has struck a chord with students at the country’s highest institution of learning ever since he was appointed late last year by higher education minister, Dr Alfred Madigele. Prof. Norris, who becomes the sixth Vice Chancellor of the University of Botswana, succeeds Prof.Thabo Fako. Now a cog in the wheel of the University, Professor Norris has had an encounter with several students since the University reopened for the second semester of the current academic year last week. Most students speak very highly of him and believe his experience in research and innovation will benefit both the University staff and students. Student Representative Council (SRC) Minister of Academics Otlhabane Moruti couldn’t say much about Morris except that he knows he is from BIUST and he is a professor.

Bouncy's seductive dance wows YAMAs

12th February 2018

Maureen Maila, better known as 'Bouncy', is a woman on a mission, and this year she is going to prove it. The 26 year-old sassy artist, stunned at the just-ended YAMAs when she performed her latest hit, Serope. She danced seductively, clad in a thong. In an interview with this publication, she explained that she was actually wearing a bodysuit styled by local fashionastas, Gatsh Fro. She describes it as a half panty. “I was nervous and excited at the same time but I’m happy that everything came together perfectly well,” she says of her look and performance. While some people bash her for always dancing nude, Bouncy says she has found her niche and that she is at a point of no return. “I’m fearless.

Matambo exalts Khama

12th February 2018

Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Kenneth Matambo paid tribute to President Lt. Gen. Ian Khama when delivering his last budget speech under the latter’s leadership on Monday. Matambo, an experienced economist who previously worked for International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) is one of the Khama’s chosen men who came into both cabinet and parliament through the specially-elected ticket. Although it was the last budget speech under Khama’s reign, it also happens to be the first budget speech parliamentary seating to convene in the morning. Speaking to

Love hard to find for gay men

12th February 2018

It’s worse if you are HIV positive

Gongmaster hates miracle money

12th February 2018

Mention miracle money and you will see Mponang 'Gong Master' Ketshabile’s face turn sour. Gongmaster, also known as Tau Ya Koma, hates miracle money and is not afraid to say it out in public. He has even said it on his radio show that the reason people are lazy is because of miracle money. He stated that it is actually people who want quick fixes that are chasing after miracle money.

At 43, Kgosi Gasebalwe Seretse is an eligible bachelor

12th February 2018

At 43, Kgosi Gasebalwe Seretse of Pilikwe is a man under pressure to bring his tribe a Mohumagadi (queen). Author, former journalist and pastor at Kings Highway Church in Pilikwe, Seretse is a very intelligent traditional leader who also boasts good looks. He tells The Midweek Sun that he is very much single and believes that at the right time, he will marry. His take is that one must be prepared both emotionally, spiritually, financially, mentally and physically. However, he says that it is wrong for one to marry because others are doing it. He’s observed that people nowadays divorce because of finances. “As a man, you must be prepared to provide for your family and not just that but to lead them as the high priest,” he says.

WE WILL KILL THE CRIMINALS

5th February 2018

The question of whether dangerous crime suspects should be given bail is a burning issue currently. This has been fuelled even more this week after the Botswana Police announced on Monday that they were on the hunt for a 19-year old Keodiretse Tlhofaetsi of Ledumadumane. Through the assistance of the community, he was eventually arrested yesterday on Tuesday. He is alleged to have murdered a 21-year old woman of Mogobane this past weekend in Ledumadumane, and he is also suspected to have assaulted and inflicted serious wounds to a 26 -year old man the same day.

New opposition alliance on the cards – Nkaigwa

5th February 2018

Member of Parliament for Gaborone North Haskins Nkaigwa, who recently defected from the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) to the Alliance for Progressives (AP) has explained that his decision to dump the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) by extension, was a direction from God. He said it is meant for him to benefit from an opposition coalition cleansed by God which is to evolve before the 2019 general election. Nkaigwa, like South East District Council chairperson Phenyo Segokgo, did not join any political party within the UDC coalition when their colleagues led by Ndaba Gaolathe formed the AP. Segokgo remains undecided.

A three-horse race for Mogoditshane in 2019

5th February 2018

The 2019 general elections will come with headaches for Mogoditshane residents as they will be compelled to make a choice between their homeboy Sedirwa Kgoroba of the Alliance for Progressives (AP) and the new kid of the moment Tshepang Mabaila. Mabaila caused an upset when he defeated political veterans Patrick Masimolole and Kgang Kgang during the just-ended Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) primaries.


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