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Friday 28 November 2014 | 02:07 PM    

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Moatlhodi vows to stay put in politics

27-11-2014 - Obusitse Kologwe

Despite his loss to Thapelo Olopeng who is now Member of Parliament for Tonota South and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture in the recent General Elections former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Pono Moatlhodi has vowed thathe will not be quitting politics anytime soon. He said politics is part of his life. Speaking in a telephone interview with the The Telegraph about his political future...


BDP man in Chobe defects to UDC; calls Khama the worst president ever


A leading member of the Botswana Democratic Party who twice contested the party’s primary elections in the Chobe constituency has resigned to join the Umbrella for Democratic Change. Upon his resignation, Robert Masene has labelled President Ian Khama the worst President that Botswana has had ever. A Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Science at the University of Botswana Dr Masene said...


UDC leadership moves to avert potential tussle for positions at council levels


The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has delegated Member of Parliament for Gaborone North, Haskins Nkagiwa and that for Kanye South Abraham Kesupile to coordinate efforts aimed at dampening a potential tussle for mayoral and council chairmanship seats at the district council under UDC control. The Telegraph can confirm that in Gaborone City Council Kagiso Thutlwe of Village Ward wants the mayoral...


VP does not rule out possible conflict of interest on UB Council Chairman


The Vice President of the Republic Botswana, who is also Minister of Education Mokgweetsi Masisi has said there is a potential for conflict of interest emanating from the fact that University of Botswana Council Chairman, Parks Tafa also doubles as the university lawyer. Masisi was responding to a question from Gaborone Central Member of Parliament, Phenyo Butale who wanted to know if there was no...


Sebetela blamed for meddling in BIUST executive roles


The unfolding news at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) reveals that the acting BIUST Council Chairman, Boyce Sebetela has reversed expulsion of Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, Godfrey Molefe. News reaching The Telegraph is that Molefe was earlier on expelled from BIUST by founding Vice Chancellor Professor Kweku Bentil. Upon appeal...


Daggers drawn out in the Law Society elections

27-11-2014 - Sonny Serite

The Law Society of Botswana (LSB) holds it’s Annual General Meeting this coming weekend in the resort town of Kasane and already daggers have been drawn out in the campaign for the Chairmanship of the Society. Lawyers across the country will converge in Kasane to support either of the two factions that are jostling for the control of the LSB. There are two lobby lists, one said to be headed by Botswana...


Delimitation ommission delays council agenda

27-11-2014 - Arnold Letsholo

What seemed to be an over-sight by the Delimitation Commission in making boundaries between constituencies and wards, last Friday delayed Kweneng District special council meeting agenda. Councilor Dux Mafoko of Mankgodi North persistently requested the house to start discussing the boundaries issues before beginning to vote the sub districts’ chairpersons and their deputies. This followed the election...


KDC makes history by electing first woman Vice Chairperson

27-11-2014 - Arnold Letsholo

The Kweneng District Council the past last week made history when its special full council meeting voted a female Vice Chairperson for the first time in its existence. Tshepho Chakwe-Wareus emerged victorious by getting 56 votes against Mookami Mantimane’s 25. Wareus is a Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) nominated councilor from Gabane in the Gabane-Mankgodi constituency under the Mogoditshane-Thamaga...


Former prison warder charged with shop breaking and theft accuses the police of torture

27-11-2014 - Obusitse Kologwe

Philip John, a 42 year old former prison warder who is facing charges of shop breaking and theft has accused the police of torturing him and forcing him to confess to offences he never committed. Narrating his ordeal before Francistown Principal Magistrate, Dumisani Basupi on Monday, the accused said that the police arrested him last week, and took him to their offices where they tortured him, took...


Kasane to host tour operators

27-11-2014 - Basadi Morokotso

Botswana Tourism Organization in partnership with Air Botswana, South African Airways and the Botswana private tourism industry will from the 1st to the 3rd December host tour operators from around the world at the Travel and Tourism Exposition (BTTE) slated for Kasane in the Chobe district. The expo is the second of its kind, following the first which was also held at this tourism town last year....



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