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Friday 27 March 2015 | 07:25 AM    
 
 

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Police deployed at “hotspots” traffic lights

26-03-2015 - Reuben Pitse

Due to the escalating number of motorists being attacked and robbed at traffic lights, Botswana Police Service BPS has now deployed its officers twenty four hours monitoring traffic lights described as hotspots. This comes after numerous fatal incidents in which motorists were attacked and robbed of their valuables through a technique referred to as smash and grab by criminals. Information reaching...


 

Boko slams Khama for failing Batswana

26-03-2015 - Rudisang Maikano

The President of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Duma Boko has slammed President Ian Khama for putting Botswana into shambles. Addressing a rally in Tati Siding village over the weekend he said Khama’s programmes such as Ipelegeng do not address issues of poverty but rather, they promote it. “Khama’s pet programmes such as Ipelegeng are of no use to Batswana, but instead the programmes are...


 

BMD youth want MP Mmatli suspended

26-03-2015 - Phaladi Letswamotse

Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) Youth lobby led by Rodger Mphafe have written a letter yet to be submitted to the Party National Executive Committee (NEC) demanding that the party suspend MP for Molepolole South Dr Tlamelo Mmatli pending investigations. Sunday Standard intercepted a letter that detailed how Dr Mmatli used his position to intimidate one party activist who is in Mphafe’s lobby. The...


 

BNF term vision 2016 a ‘failure’

26-03-2015 - The Telegraph Reporter

With only months before the year 2016, Botswana National Front (BNF) plainly states that the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) will not achieve its set goals by 2016. It was envisaged that by year 2016 Botswana would among other things have achieved a number of set targets. This led to the following pillars; An educated and Informed Nation, A prosperous productive and innovative nation,  A...


 

Shock as UB Council bans campaigns ahead of SRC elections

26-03-2015 - John Regonamanye

The University of Botswana (UB) Council could be headed for a legal showdown with the Student Representative Council (SRC) after the former took a sudden decision to ban political campaigns within the campus ahead of the SRC elections this week. In what the outgoing SRC President Jacques Kelebeng sees as an attempt by the UB Council to thwart certain victory for the Umbrella for Democratic Change...


 

Attempts to legislate religion divides Botswana parliament

26-03-2015 - Phaladi Letswamotse

The move by Government to amend Societies Act by increasing from 10 to 250 persons required to register a church has opened a can of worms. The amendment exposed how a government that was ready to accommodate missionaries from the West is now not willing to accommodate those who are from Nigeria and other African countries that are also on religious assignments. Members of Parliament termed the Bill...


 

Teachers sacked for having sex with students

26-03-2015 - Reuben Pitse

The Ministry of Education and Skills Development has finally fired four male teachers who were stationed at Shakawe Senior Secondary School. The said teachers were accused of engaging in love affairs with female students about two years ago. The Botswana Federation of Secondary School Teachers (BOFESETE) is however appealing the verdict saying the disciplinary hearing was marred with irregularities....


 

American lawyer believes Montsho can overturn two year suspension

26-03-2015 - Godfrey Ganetsang

A leading American sports attorney has opined that the sanction imposed by a Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) disciplinary committee on 400 meters sprinter Amantle Montsho was excessively harsh and can be greatly reduced on appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS). “The sanction handed down to Montsho was excessively harsh in light of past cases decided by the CAS involving similar...


 

Magistrate issues warrant of arrest for DPP prosecutor

26-03-2015 - Obusitse Kologwe

Francistown Principal Magistrate, Dumisani Basupi on Monday issued a warrant of arrest for a Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) prosecutor, Archie Makgowa for failing to appear in court for continuation of trial. Makgowa was supposed to prosecute a case in which two accused persons, Alice Lekgobo Tshukudu and Goitsemang  Motshabi are facing seven counts of obtaining by false pretence money amounting...


 

MPs question the appointment of Olebile Gaborone to senior civil service position

26-03-2015 - Phaladi Letswamotse

Members of Parliament (MPs) on Monday questioned the criterion that was used to appoint former Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Local Government Olebile Gaborone to Office of President (OP) after losing the 2014 general elections to Umbrella for Democratic Change. Gaborone has been appointed the coordinator of poverty eradication in the Office of the President since January 2015. Gaborone, who...


 

 

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