11-12-2013 - KHONANI ONTEBETSE
The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has accused the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of abusing its powers as provided for under the Electoral Act and the Constitution.
The BDP made the accusation in appeal court papers in a case in which it is challenging the decision of the court barring its candidate, Ignatius Moswane, from participating in the deferred Francistown West by elections.
11-12-2013 - Mpho Keleboge
A worried Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/ AIDS (BONELA) Executive Director, Uyapo Ndadi, warned alleged beach party rape victims to rush to the doctor.
Outraged Facebook users vented their spleen on organizers of the beach party while a handful of others directed their anger at Botswana Police Service as Botswana came face to face this week with the dark side of social media as a fear-mongering...
11-12-2013 - Reuben Pitse
Police investigations have revealed that the Seabelo Express bus driver was responsible for the deaths of five passengers who perished in a road accident near Bobonong junction some 25 kilometers from Palapye when a bus and a tipper truck had a broadside collision.
The accident happened after an effort to avoid a head on collision along the Gaborone Francistown road recently.
Speaking to The Telegraph...
11-12-2013 - Oliver Modise
Minister of Defence Justice and Security, Dikgakgamatso Ndelu Ramadeluka Seretse, has accepted the outcome of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) primaries for the Serowe North East constituency.
Seretse lost by a margin of 2.602 votes to his political rival, Kgotla Autlwetse, who polled 4,084 votes against Seretse’s 1,478.
“I am not going to break a bone over the outcome...whoever spoke has spoken...
11-12-2013 - Sakarea Makgapha
A parliamentary committee on subsidiary legislation chaired by Member of Parliament for Molepolole South, Daniel Kwelagobe, and consisting of MPs Rayner Makosha (Nata/Gweta), Kagiso Molatlhegi (Gaborone South), Taolo Habano (Ngami) and John Toto (Kgalagadi South) has given the green light to the proclamation made by Vice President Ponatshego Kedikilwe postponing the Francistown by-election to January.
11-12-2013 - Basadi Morokotso
Assistant Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration Gaotlhaetse Matlhabaphiri has warned people working in the public service to desist from corrupt practices which have recently become rife.
He said Batswana are known worldwide as a peaceful nation who also shun corruption and look up with high regard to their leadership, the reason why the country was ranked among the least corrupt.
11-12-2013 - Khumoekae Richard
Political movements and trade unions in Botswana will not attend Mandela’s funeral, expected to attract scores of leaders from across the globe.
With hundreds of leaders converging on South Africa, leaders from Botswana, who often like to be associated with Mandela’s African National Congress, say they will simply send condolences.
Botswana Movement for Democracy President, Gomolemo Motswaledi,...
11-12-2013 - John Regonamanye
Parliament has adopted a motion calling for the SPEDU-like Economic Diversification unit for Lobatse.
Member of Parliament for the area, Nehemiah Modubule, requested government to consider establishing an Economic Diversification Unit for Lobatse, which he said was quickly becoming a ghost town.
Except for the Minister of Trade and Industry, her assistant and few ruling party MPs, parliamentarians...
11-12-2013 - Khumoekae Richard
BLLAHWU, one of the most militant unions in the country, last week in Mmadinare elected a new president and central committee.
The multitudes that thronged Mmadinare village last week threw their weight behind Samuel Kedise, bestowing him with responsibility to lead the trade union as a President.
Kedise rose to the helm of the BLLAHWU after defeating Motelebane Motelebane. The Secretary General,...
11-12-2013 - Morula Morula
Maun lawyer Lawrence Lecha, who is also the Chairman of Botswana Law Society, has parried accusations that he tried to fleece a Maun family of their plot in the lucrative Maun mall.
The accusations have been made by one Baaki Wazile, the eldest daughter in Wazile family, who alleges that the lawyer had taken advantage of her mother’s illiteracy and deliberately excluded children in the negotiations...
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