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Cabinet in bid to save face over budget blunder

25-02-2015 - Phaladi Letswamotse

Cabinet is reportedly working around clock to convince Parliament that the 1 percent across-the-board reduction of allocations to all ministries was made before the budget was presented and approved. It is understood that the plan is aimed at parrying impending legal action that is being mooted by the opposition. Sources within the government enclave said this week that cabinet is doing everything...


Balopi not defending his BDP position?

25-02-2015 - The Telegraph Reporter

The Secretary General of the Botswana Democratic Party Mpho Balopi is expected not to defend his position at the party’s elective congress in July. A close associate of Balopi has said the BDP Secretary General intends to go back to business. Balopi was first roped into the high profile position after the resignation of Kentse Rammidi. Balopi was subsequently elected at a Maun Congress. A colourful...


Botswana Embassy assures citizens despite Zim media threats

25-02-2015 - Khonani Ontebetse

Botswana’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe Kenny Kapinga has assured Batswana travelling or staying in Zimbabwe that they are safe, following a story published in one of the country’s online publications that some Zimbabwean citizens were threatening to take the law into their hands to avenge the deaths of five of their countrymen at the hands of Botswana police officers. ZimEye reported that some cross border...


G4S suffers setback in Raditladi lawsuit

25-02-2015 - Joseph Balise

Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) listed G4S Botswana this week suffered another blow when the High Court refused to rescind its December 10, 2014 order attaching 70 percent of its shares under control and supervision of the Registrar and Master of the High Court. The High Court order was subsequent to an application by former G4S Nigeria Managing Director Percy Raditladi, who is suing the parent company...


24 hour security for witness in cop fatal shooting

25-02-2015 - Reuben Pitse

The Botswana Police Service is providing 24 hour security to a woman who witnessed the brutal shooting of a police officer during an armed robbery in Kanye recently. Detective Assistant Superintendent Ranchi Olebile of Criminal Investigation Department CID in Kanye, who is the chief investigator in the case, told Kanye Magistrates’ Court last Thursday that they are providing 24 hour protection to a...


F/Town Mayor’s report shot down

25-02-2015 - Obusitse Kologwe

Francistown councillors have slammed an update from the city mayor, Sylvia Muzila on the progress of the Francistown Tonota Road saying that it could be misleading. Briefing a full council meeting on Monday, Muzila had indicated in her speech that the long awaited road is at 65.9 percent completion against the supposed 69.1 percent due to a few challenges that she could not detail. She said the road...


Gov’t salvages bits and pieces from collapsed glass projects

25-02-2015 - Khonani Ontebetse

Trade and Industry Minister Vincent Seretse last week told parliament that a full assessment of the Fengyue Glass project and a full financial and legal history of the project have been reconstructed to provide a clearer picture of the project. He added that all creditors have been identified and legally lodged. The project which is estimated to the value 440 million Pula collapsed on allegations...


Bank’s Union on the verge of collapse

25-02-2015 - Reuben Pitse

Barely a year after it was voted into office, the executive of Botswana Bank Employees Union (BOBEU) is on the verge of collapse following some differences between the committee members. Other members of the executive are calling on the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) to come in to investigate allegations of corruption practices at the union secretariat. The Secretary General...


NEDC employee threatens to sue DCEC

25-02-2015 - Obusitse Kologwe and Rudisang Maikano

A Bye-Law officer at the North East District Council (NEDC), Ashley Moyo is angry, alleging she was brutally assaulted by a Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) officer in December last year. Narrating her ordeal to the Sunday Standard in an interview, she said she used to work for LAPAD (Local Authority and Asset Disposal Board), a department that deals with the award of tenders...


Francistown City Council swimming under insurmountable corruption levels

25-02-2015 - Rudisang Maikano

Despite the fact that measures continue to be developed and implemented to ensure anti-corruption laws are enforced in the country, the city of Francistown continues to experience a disturbing number of corruption cases. This was said by the City Mayor, Sylvia Muzila during a full council meeting on Monday. She said in Francistown alone there are 28 reported cases which were investigated between...



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