Two die in bike crash after Meat Fest

Two people riding a motorbike died along Lobatse-Ramotswa road over the weekend on their return from the meat festival in Lobatse. One of the deceased is related to Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Pelonomi Venson-Moitloi. Meanwhile police have arrested three suspects in two criminal offences of breaking into a motor vehicle last week along Kaunda Road (CID South Traffic lights) in Gaborone.

8th August 2017

Keorapetse wants full salary for soldiers on suspension

8th August 2017

Parliament is currently debating a motion calling on government to pay full salary to members of Botswana Defence Force (BDF) who are placed on suspension just like any other civil servant.

Deadline extended for Youth Development Fund applications

2nd August 2017

The Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture (MYESEC) today announced that they have extended deadlines for Youth Development Fund (YDF) applications. The initial dates set for the applications were from July 4th to August 4th.

Shashe West constituents decry lack of development

2nd August 2017

Shashe West constituents have said shortage of water remains a major challenge in their area arguing that the short-term measures put in place are not satisfactory.


2nd August 2017

It has become scary to walk around the streets of Kanye when it gets dark, all because of a group of angry and rebellious youth commonly known as Matsetsenkane or Menang.

Boko invokes King Solomon’s wisdom

26th July 2017

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) president Duma Boko believes it’d have been a “terrible mistake, serious miscalculation and politically improper”, for him to intervene in the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) internal squabbles much earlier.
There are currently two factions at BMD that are claiming legitimacy to run the troubled Orange Movement. Following their infamous bloody congress in Bobonong last week, BMD has emerged with two factions led by Advocate Sydney Pilane and another by Ndaba Gaolathe. The two factions have since written to UDC claiming to represent the party, BMD.
Addressing media this week, Boko said it’d have been a ‘terrible error of judgment’ if UDC had heeded calls to intervene in the BMD wars.

No expelled BMD member will allowed at Congress - Modubule

12th July 2017

It is a situation of life and death for members of the troubled and once vibrant Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) as they gather in the Bobirwa region to save the soul of the party.

Ever since their last elective congress in Ghanzi, the orange movement has never enjoyed peace as the National Executive Committee (NEC) was besieged by factions and intimidation.  

This weekend the centre of attraction will be how the supporters of the expelled party President, Ndaba Gaolathe and Vice President Wynter Mmolotsi will manage to sneak them into the congress because the party Chairman, Nehemiah Modubule, has vowed that those who have been expelled from the party will not set foot at the congress.

BMD faces a Sunday bloody Sunday

12th July 2017

The seven regional Chairpersons of the troubled Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) say they still stand behind their expelled President, Ndaba Gaolathe.

There are two days left to the much-anticipated elective congress of the orange movement in Bobonong. For the last two years since their elective congress in Ghanzi the party leadership has been involved in internal bickering that might see the Bobirwa region become the party’s splinter ground.  

Congress has no powers to expel me – Modubule

11th July 2017

Botswana Movement for Democracy chairman Nehemiah Modubule says that the congress does not have any powers whatsoever to expel him from the party. “As the chairman, I am the presiding officer of the congress and as such no one will expel me,” he said in an interview.

I’ll do anything for Masisi– Lucas

11th July 2017

Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s newfound blue eyed boy Jojo Modiri Lucas has informed The Midweek Sun that he will support the VP with everything that he has and owns.

Jailed for picking P40 000 in the bush

11th July 2017

Two cousins Galani Masupa and Gakenakgang Phalalo learnt one or two sides about the law when they picked roughly $3700 stashed somewhere in the thickets of Phase VI locality in Francistown in 2012.

High divorce rates a result of financial problems

11th July 2017

An accused person Tiro Masimologe a former credit controller for Panda Group who was dragged before Francistown magistrate court for allegedly misappropriating Furnmart/Cash Bazaar subsidiary company Brick Build of around P4 million cash has challenged the company to delist and disown a consolidated financial report audited between 2008 and 2011 as it doesn’t reflect that P4 million has ever missed from the company accounts.

HIV and dating, the vexing question

11th July 2017

Dating can be hard for just about everyone, and dating while HIV-positive can pose some unique challenges. This was expressed by some members of the public living with HIV last week at a media sensitisation seminar on Treat All last week organised by the US Embassy and Ink Centre for Investigative Journalism. Stanley Monageng, 70, runs an NGO called Thusang Bana and has been living with the virus for 20 years now.

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