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Was former Health permanent secretary Dr Malefho demoted?

24-05-2015 - Khonani Ontebetse

Former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr Kolaatamo Malefho allegedly reports to his former junior and current Permanent Secretary Shenaaz El-Halabi. President Ian Khama last month transferred Malefho to the Medical School as Project Management Coordinator “with immediate effect,” but he is still based at the Ministry of Health. There are even claims that Malefho is reluctant to join...


 

Decline in tourist visits to Botswana blamed on DISS

24-05-2015 - Phaladi Letswamotse

The number of tourists coming to Botswana is declining because of VISA restrictions and government officials are pointing an accusing finger at the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS). The DISS is responsible for vetting VISA applications for foreigners visiting Botswana. The spy agency is also charged with vetting residence and work permits for investors and skilled workers wishing...


 

Botswana, Namibia diplomatic row feared as BDF kills Namibian poachers

24-05-2015 - Khonani Ontebetse

A diplomatic row may be looming between Gaborone and Windhoek following an incident in which the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) anti poaching team gunned down three alleged poachers believed to be Namibian nationals. Reports indicate that the bodies of the three alleged poachers are lying at the Letsholathebe Hospital in Maun. In 2012 following the shooting of its two citizens also believed to be poachers,...


 

Six police officers on trial in Setlampoloka murder case

24-05-2015 - Mpho Keleboge

After being delayed by a few judicial impediments, the long awaited trial of six police officers who are accused of murdering one Italy Keedirile Setlampoloka back in 2009 kicked off before Gaborone High Court Judge Leatile Dambe on Wednesday. The six police officers, all stationed at Mogoditshane Police station, are facing numerous charges of murder, destroying evidence, unlawful disposal of a dead...


 

IEC should have intervened when Kaboyamodimo read Khama’s statement on Btv

24-05-2015 - Sunday Standard Reporter

A University of Botswana scholar has argued in an academic paper that the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) should have raised its voice when, in August 2009, the then Director of Broadcasting Services, Mogomotsi Kaboyamodimo, read a political statement on behalf of President Ian Khama on state radio and television. Khama was making this statement as leader of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).  “It...


 

Critical evidence missing in Setlampoloka murder case

24-05-2015 - Godfrey Ganetsang

Critical evidence that is pertinent to the prosecution’s case is missing in the case in which six police officers are on trial for the murder of Italy Setlampoloka, Sunday Standard can reveal. The six police officers are facing numerous charges of murder, destroying evidence, unlawful disposal of a dead body and giving false information to a person employed in the public service. The evidence, categorised...


 

BDP members torn apart by faceless press release

24-05-2015 - Sunday Standard Reporter

The recently sacked Executive Secretary of the Botswana Democratic Party Sechele Sechele has distanced himself from a press release that has set tongues wagging both inside and outside the BDP. In an interview with Sunday Standard, Sechele said he never took part in the drafting of the press release that bears his names. He said from the dates on the press release it would be clear to all concerned...


 

Secret documents reveal how Kgosi disrupted DCEC probe

24-05-2015 - Sunday Standard Reporter

Confidential documents and tapes passed to the Sunday Standard detail how the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) Director General Isaac Kgosi and his staff threatened, intimidated and spied on Directorate on Corruption and economic Crime (DCEC) officers who were investigating allegations of corruption against Kgosi. A savingram written by DCEC Director General Rose Seretse and...


 

Zambian linked to DISS, BDP used Govt in multi-million fraud- court records

24-05-2015 - Khonani Ontebetse

Court documents show how deported Zambian national Jerry Chitube who has links with the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) used Botswana Government to defraud South African companies. This emerged in an affidavit by a South African businesswoman Florah Ntshadi Mokgobo Manqele revealing how Chitube used the Office of the President,...


 

Botswana faces a clear and present terrorism danger- DISS

24-05-2015 - Phaladi Letswamotse

The Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) has warned that Botswana faces a clear and present danger of terrorism as suspected terrorists have been coming in and out of Botswana. Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Directorate on Security and Intelligence Services (DISS) Director General Isaac Kgosi said the situation may get worse after the Kenyan government recently...


 

 

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