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03 Dec 2018

BY REUBEN PITSE

The case in which former Minister Sadique Kebonang and his twin brother High Court judge Zein Kebonang are charged together with businessman Bakang Seretse with money laundering branched off into a new twist this week with the legislator denying ownership of  the property seized by the Receiver.

03 Dec 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Minister of Basic Education and former Botswana Congress Party (BCP) Member of Parliament Bagalatia Arone took no prisoners last week as he went off on a tangent during his response to President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), attacking his former party and labeling its leader Dumelang Saleshando a “dangerous dreamer”.

03 Dec 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The late Botswana National Front (BNF) leader and founder Dr. Kenneth Koma, with his Marxist ideologies, would have condemned BNF and Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) leader Duma Boko’s bourgeoisie lifestyle. That is according to Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Member of Parliament Bagalatia Arone.

03 Dec 2018

Almost three decades after South Africa’s Acting President, F. W. de Klerk banned the use of sjamboks, Gaborone police welcomed the second rotation of Black Friday by sjamboking the rowdiness out of shoppers at Game City Shopping Centre.

03 Dec 2018

BY JOSEPH BALISE

The opposition Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has failed in its bid to introduce a new cause of action which was never canvassed in its earlier pleadings against the Electoral Amendment Act of 2016 which introduced the use of Electronic Voting Machines EVMs and abolishment of supplementary registrations as provided for in the previous Electoral Act.

03 Dec 2018

BY KHONANI ONTEBETSE & REUBEN PITSE

The battle for the control of Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) has entered choppy waters and may cost the country’s beef producers millions of Pulas and the European Union market – it has emerged.

03 Dec 2018

At this point, the Broadhurst Magistrate Court is still trying to determine who was involved in the looting of the ill-fated National Petroleum Fund (NPF) and so it would be premature to point a finger of blame at anyone.

03 Dec 2018

Former Permanent Secretary for Basic Education Collie Monkge had helped to save P100million of public money before President Mokgweetsi Masisi sacked him, Sunday Standard has learnt.

The president sacked Monkge after an audio tape went viral in which Dr Monkge could be heard berating school teachers using uncouth language at a meeting the permanent secretary had addressed in Palapye.

03 Dec 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

If (like most people) you emerge from 2018 feeling like it has been a shitty year, count your blessings, because your government cannot even afford to buy rubber stamps. That is how bad 2018 has been.

03 Dec 2018

The Receiver, a department under the Ministry of Defense, Justice and Security tasked with tailing proceeds of crime has seized more than P118 million that was paid to Dignia Systems, the Israeli company at the center of the P250 money laundering trial, court records seen by Sunday Standard show.

03 Dec 2018

A suite of multi-billion pula energy and transmission contracts and tenders on the pipeline at the state owned power utility, Botswana Power Corporation have gotten many of the  usual corruption suspects lining up for a share of the loot, Sunday Standard has been able to establish.

27 Nov 2018

The words unease, lack of smoothness, tested and challenges came up more than ten times when President Mokgweetsi Masisi describes what is turning out to be the most traumatic presidential transition in the history of Botswana. The president warned that if not contained, this can degenerate into national disturbance.

27 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Botswana’s openness regarding military spending deteriorated incredibly under former president Ian Khama’s watch, reversing 30 years of historically impressive military spending transparency.

27 Nov 2018

Francistown High Court on Wednesday ordered four former employees of the Department of Lands who had formed themselves into a criminal syndicate that sold land to scores of complicit buyers within Francistown and Kasane to pay Botswana Government P700 000 each.

27 Nov 2018

Dan Moroka has distanced himself from allegations that he is the anointed leader of ongoing efforts inside the Botswana Democratic Party to topple President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

Speaking to the Sunday Standard Moroka who is a former cabinet Minister said he remains “totally” loyal to both President Masisi and the BDP.

Any efforts to topple Masisi would be unpatriotic, he said.

27 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Botswana Defense Force (BDF)’s purchase of military equipment should be made public if the country is to ensure transparency and prevent room for resource mismanagement and corruption, a Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Report on Military Expenditure Transparency in Sub-Saharan Africa recommends.

27 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Member of Parliament for Lobatse Sadique Kebonang has called on government to lift the visa restriction conditions imposed of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) Leader Julius Malema.

27 Nov 2018

By Calistus Bosaletswe


Former Palapye Member of Parliament , Boyce Sebetlela is actively making preparations to contest  the position of Secretary General at the Botswana Democratic Party elective congress next year.

He is currently making consultations.

A former minister, Sebetlela is currently a senior executive at Debswana Diamond Company.

27 Nov 2018

Can we really say that there is a personal feud between a police officer the nation knows as “Nunu” and drug dealers? In the course of doing his job, Senior Assistant Commissioner Nunu Lesetedi (who is the Botswana Police Service’s Director of Crime Intelligence) has come to incur the wrath of the dealers.

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