The Botswana Financial Intelligence Agency (FIA) has frozen Avante Security Services bank accounts in Gaborone on suspicions that the company was used by South African businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe Radebe to launder money for Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi’s presidential campaign.
A team of South African experts who recommended that Pelonomi Venson Moitoi should withdraw her challenge against President Mokgweetsi Masisi for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) presidency have also recommended strategies to oust Masisi.
By Thobo Motlhoka
Former President, Ian Khama, and Samson Moyo Guma were nowhere to be seen on Friday as their handpicked presidential candidate Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi delivered the devastating news, pulling the plug on their grand plan to oust President Mokgweetsi Masisi.
By Cedric Swanka
The Ministry of Basic Education says Government spent money running into millions to pay for private school fees for children of former BCL Limited employees.
KANG: Unlike the quiet man he is known to be, the ruling party chairman, Slumber Tsogwane was wide awake when he took the podium to officially open the national council yesterday by taunting Samson Guma Moyo and others who have been alleging oppression under the new administration.
KANG: The sun rose from the east. It steadily spanned across the scattered white clouds against the blue expanse. Earlier in the week, responding to a question of how confident he was with victory, the party president and Botswana’s fifth President Mokgweetsi Masisi said in as much as the sun rises from the east and sets in the west, his triumph was guaranteed.
Dereck Joubert is unrelenting in his mission to scare away tourists from Botswana with a desire to hurt the tourism industry but his antics aren’t going unnoticed by government.
The National Geographic film maker has celebrated some of his follower potential tourists who have vowed not to set their foot on Botswana soil.
KANG: Secretary-General of the Botswana Democratic Party Mpho Balopi at the official opening of the extraordinary congress in Kang told the attendants that the aspirant presidential candidate Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi has shied away from the race at the eleventh hour.
Government senior officials returned empty handed last month after failing the United States President’s Emergency Plan For Aids Relief(PEPFAR)’s Thirteen Points Test for funding.
Botswana failed the PEPFAR funding test at an international planning meeting in Johannesburg, held on the 11th-15th March this year, under the auspices of the Country Operating Plan 19(COP 19).
A clutch of documents compiled by a team campaigning to topple President Mokgweetsi Masisi projects Pelonomi Venson- Moitoi as former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s proxy.
The court only determines matters brought before it on the basis that the applicant has a leg to stand on, a principle known as locus standi, and the presidential aspirant in the Botswana Democratic Party race - Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi has not demonstrated that to the full.
On Tuesday in Gaborone, the National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA) launched a survey on Tuberculosis and HIV AIDS armed with six specialized trucks to traverse the country collecting 172 samples from different age groups and households.
Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi’s chief financier Bridget Motsepe, Tati East Member of Parliament Samson Guma Moyo and Prevailing Securities MD Shaduff Baitse were Saturday (Yesterday) detained briefly and interrogated by Zimbabwean intelligence officers in Victoria Falls following a tip off that they were planning to smuggle P60 million through Zimbabwe into Botswana.
Sunday Standard has turned up secret audio tapes revealing how South African multi millionaire Bridgette Motsepe has harnessed South Africa’s big media houses and African National Congress (ANC) strategists to support Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi’s challenge for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) presidency against President Mokgweetsi Masisi.
In the final days of the battle for control of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and as direct response to senior party members endorsing President Mokgweetsi Masisi, the opposing New Jerusalem faction is planning to dump compromising information on the president through friendly media channels in Botswana and South Africa.
Peter Magosi is working on reforming the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) to make it more accountable to Parliament than the president.
BY THOBO MOTLHOKA
Former President Ian Khama is reported to have personally phoned his estranged successor, President Dr, Mokgweetsi Masisi, pleading a reschedule of the 2019 Khawa Dune Challenge & Cultural Festival.
BY THOBO MOTLHOKA
The government mulls the idea of introducing end of year bonuses for the public service.
The Minister of Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration Nonofo Molefhi told Parliament on Friday about the intention to reward hard work that woulkd see Botswana st par with South Africa –Africa’s second largest economy after Nigeria.
The Public Procurement Disposal Board (PPADB)’s integrity is on trial.
The government’s procuring entity is caught up in a vicious war involving two Chinese companies and the Independent Complaints Review Committee (ICRC) over a billion Pula tender.
BY MOSIDI MOKAEYA
The San people are peeved that their loved ones’ remains are excavated for gem diamonds while they wallow in poverty.
Corporate Affairs Manager at Debswana Corporate Centre Agatha Sejoe confirmed during an interview that graves belonging to the San have been identified in the vicinity of the mining area.