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18 Feb 2007

So Valentine’s Day is over. I am yet to make an evaluation. But I am certain that, in its aftermath, there is both new found happiness and broken hearts. On Thursday morning, lots of people were not only nursing hangovers but also surveying wrecks of their former lives. As an iconoclast I don’t celebrate any of these occasions. It’s not as if I have anything against Mr Valentine.

18 Feb 2007

FRANCISTOWN: Adorned in military and police outfit, multinational criminal gangs consisting of local and illegal immigrants are on the rampage, unleashing terror in various areas of the city, such as Monarch, Pelotelele, Phase V and Phase VI.

18 Feb 2007

It all had the features of a pre-rehearsed stage performance.From the moment he was allowed the parliament floor to make a contribution on Wednesday afternoon up until he was sacked the following day, Member of Parliament for Lobatse, Nehemiah Modubule exhibited a rare determination and fast wit seldom displayed inside the parliamentary halls.

18 Feb 2007

When I finished reading Duma Boko’s letter to the Attorney General dated January 8, I felt that it was so powerful, so overwhelming that I would not have been surprised if the Attorney General wrote back and said, “OK let all Basarwa return to the Central Kgalagadi Game Reserve (CKGR).”

18 Feb 2007

Mochudi police recently busted the stock theft syndicate that had been terrorizing the area.

Sergeant Simon Setombeko of Mochudi police station said the syndicate killed the animals in the Kgatleng area and sold them in Gaborone where butcheries are abundant.

18 Feb 2007

A 40-year-old man from Molehele Ward in Ditshegwana was on Friday arraigned before Urban Customary Court President, Dikwalo Monametsi, on a charge of common nuisance.

Goatweng Tlhalefang, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, was found by his daughters on the night of February 7, 2007 trying to hang himself with a rope in the house.

18 Feb 2007

Former Permanent Secretary and founding Executive Chairman of the Botswana Telecommunications Authority, Moses Lekaukau, has been appointed to head a unit that shall be tasked with the implementation of the recommendations of the Business and Economic Advisory Council.

18 Feb 2007

Minister of Education, Jacob Nkate, has responded to a call made by Member of Parliament for Gaborone West South, Robert Molefhabangwe, that somebody should account for the P4.6 million deposited in an American bank account by the Ministry.

Nkate said there is nothing “improper or corrupt” about the transaction.

18 Feb 2007

Former Francistown mayor and now specially elected councilor, Peter Ngoma, has called for the removal of councilors from the finance committee of the Francistown City Council.

The finance committee is responsible for the awarding of tenders and contracts by the City Council.

18 Feb 2007

The Botswana Federation of Trade Unions is poised for major organizational realignments that, if not properly managed, could result in factional rifts.
Old affiliates of BFTU are suspicious of newcomers’ conduct.

The situation has not been helped by newcomers’ decision to launch their campaigns using the media without following the laid down procedures.

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