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Monday 01 September 2014 | 08:55 PM    
 
 

Would opposition perform better in the coming elections had the Botswana Congress Party stayed as part of UDC?






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President hit in car accident while driving alone at night

01-09-2014 - Edgar Tsimane

President Lt Gen Ian Khama escaped unhurt when a car crashed into a Black Range Rover SUV he was driving while on a private escapade on the night of Saturday 23rd. The Motorist believed to have tailgated Khama crashed his Jeep on the President’s Range Rover shortly after 10pm in Gaborone and suffered minor neck and head injuries. In an apparent bid to conceal the accident, the president violated the...


 

WUC in financial crisis

01-09-2014 - PHALADI LETSWAMOTSE

The Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) is tottering on the brink of collapse and financial ruin as its coffers are running dry while customers are refusing to pay millions of Pulas in outstanding water bills. Sunday Standard investigations have revealed that WUC is living on borrowed time, as its financial woes could render the corporation incapable of delivering on its key mandate of providing Batswana...


 

DIS ordered to compensate victim

01-09-2014 - KHONANI ONTEBETSE

The Lobatse High Court on Friday awarded a default judgment in favour of a harassment victim who was suing the the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS). Phillip Tlhage was suing the spy agency for P2.9 million. He alleges that he was arrested, detained, interrogated and threatened with violence at the hands of DIS agents. Cited in the court papers are the Attorney General, Athaliah Molokomme,...


 

Govt caught up in child adoption row

01-09-2014 - KHONANI ONTEBETSE

The Minister of Defence Justice Security Ramadeluka Seretse and the Attorney General were recently forced to convene an emergency meeting in a bid to resolve the controversy surrounding the adoption of a Motswana child by a South African woman. The South African woman, Deborah Jan Kersten Mey who is a teacher by profession has been embroiled in a marathon legal battle with the biological parents of...


 

DISS whistleblower claims Motswaledi was assassinated

01-09-2014 - Sunday Standard Reporter

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) inner circle was this week poring over e-mail messages and reports from a professed Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) whistle blower who claims that Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) late President Gomolemo Motswaledi was assassinated. A spy who is moved by his conscience or an agent provocateur? That is the difficult question UDM command...


 

Botswana rejects US and European gay diplomats

01-09-2014 - Sunday Standard Reporter

Botswana is discouraging countries wishing to assign diplomats to their embassies in Gaborone from posting same sex couples and has on several occasions refused to accredit partners of American and European homosexual diplomats – secret WikiLeaks cables have revealed. In one incident, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs refused to issue an exemption certificate (the diplomatic residency permit) for...


 

Gov’t should give us our child,”-enraged parents

01-09-2014 - PHALADI LETSWAMOTSE

The parents of a six year old child, who has been the subject of a protracted adoption legal suit, have accused the government of Botswana of giving away their child to one Deborah Jan Kirsten-Mey, a South African woman who allegedly adopted the child from her biological mother without the knowledge and consent of her biological father. The child’s biological parents Annah Kopo (mother) and Joshua...


 

BCP could lose candidates in Lephephe-Letlhakeng

01-09-2014 - Arnold Letsholo

The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) could find itself without a parliamentary and council candidate in the Lephephe-Letlhakeng constituency, after the Molepolole Magistrates Court ruled in favor of a court application for the party’s parliamentary candidate and one council candidate to be struck off the voters roll. Last week, Senior Magistrate Bhekimtilo Sibanda of Molepolole Magistrate Court ruled...


 

Botswana tells Malema to EFF off

01-09-2014 - Sunday Standard Reporter

Julius Malema's comments about forcing change in Botswana may come back to bite him as he attempts to apply for a visa to attend an Umbrella for Democratic Change rally in the country next month. Botswana has reportedly gazette-listed Malema as the only South African who needs a visa to visit the country after he called for a change in government in Botswana when he was the leader of the ANC Youth...


 

DIS Romeos said to have invaded UDC campaign team

01-09-2014 - Bashi Letsididi

In what is perhaps the toughest election in Botswana’s political history, an Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) parliamentary candidate in a Central District constituency is complaining that, by some strange coincidence, male Directorate of Intelligence Service (DIS) agents have been romantically linked to some women in his campaign team for almost a month now. The candidate sees this not as a...


 

 

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