As the Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation in the previous administration, Phandu Skelemani, could read his principal’s mind and read it well.
BY MOSIDI MOKAEYA
Maun based Professor at the Okavango Research Institute, Joseph Mbaiwa, has dismissed the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Trans-frontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs) as mere paper parks.
BY REUBEN PITSE & KHONANI ONTEBETSE
It never rains but pours for businessman Bakang Seretse.
Here at home, this one meeting has been hailed as evidence that Masisi is keeping the right company by associating with a leader who transformed a basket case into a bread basket within a short period of time.
Investigators from various law enforcement agencies estimate that at least P2.4 billion was diverted for private use from the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) over the ten years that Isaac Kgosi was the Director General of the spy agency, Sunday Standard has learnt.
Investigations into former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) Director General, Isaac Kgosi’s alleged corruption this week revealed the depth of Botswana’s “deep state”- an intricate security, intelligence, and economic superstructure composed of underlings who are fiercely loyal to kgosi and former president Ian Khama which was designed to protect their interests long afte
President Mokgweetsi Masisi has told his officials that he will be waiving his presidential immunity on the National Petroleum Fund saga to allow himself and the judicial processes to subject him to full scrutiny.
By Calistus Bosaletswe
The President Masisi administration is dusting off an official document which was kept secret in an alleged attempt to keep Batswana out of the lucrative multi-billion pula tourism industry.
A Mongwato man who shares a royal ancestor with former president and Bangwato kgosi, Ian Khama, says that there would be nothing wrong with President Mokgweetsi Masisi “de-recognising him as kgosi.”
Botswana National Front Vice President has broken ranks with Umbrella for Democratic Change saying he personally does not see anything wrong with the arrest of Isaac Kgosi.
Speaking to the Sunday Standard Reverend Dr Prince Dibeela said the arrest of Kgosi has given many Batswana hope that the war against corruption can be won.
BY THOBO MOTLHOKA
Efforts by the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Council of Elders to strike a truce between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor Ian Khama are still underway, Chairman of the council Patrick Balopi has said.
Former President Festus Mogae’s alleged conflict of interest in Owens Cornings-the company that supplied pipes for the North-South Carrier Water Scheme has come back to haunt him.
In his first 2019 media interview, former President Ian Khama repeated his accusation about the Botswana media not only being purveyors of “fake news” but also having “invented” it. The interview was with Argus Online.
An officially confidential plan by the government to outsource fuelling services to the private sector has been leaked and according to good sources, is the reason why fuelling stations are mushrooming countrywide.
Former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services boss Isaac Kgosi’s threat to topple the government has given traction to ongoing investigations into an alleged Israeli sponsored attempt to coup President Mokgweetsi Masisi.
Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama and Commissioner of Police Keabetswe Makgophe may be caught in the crossfire as the Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) lifestyle audit on former Director General of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) Isaac kgosi snowballs into a full scale search and seizure by the Botswana Police, DIS and Directorate on Corruption and Economic Cr
The words shocked everybody who saw the video footage of the former Director General of the Directorate of Intelligence Services and Security, Colonel Isaac Kgosi, saying them as he was surrounded by law enforcement officers.
“I am telling you, I will topple the government,” Kgosi said as he was bundled into a waiting DISS car.
If the first amendment of the law regulating bogosi (traditional leadership) is any guide, Botswana’s founding president, Sir Seretse Khama, didn’t want dikgosi to wear a second hat as politicians.
Former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services Director General, Isaac kgosi must have set his heart on a perfect hideout for his alleged ill-gotten gains when he hacked his way through kilometers of harsh and unforgiving terrain far out of the beaten track to put up a lavish farm.
By Calistus Bosaletswe
The newly appointed Environment, Wildlife and Tourism Minister, Kitso Mokaila has vowed to clean up the Botswana Tourism Organisation(BTO).
The organisation has emerged as the biggest offender of corporate governance at the government enclave operating for years without a Chief Executive Officer and the executive board.