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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.

27 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Following his criticism earlier this year of the government’s “collusion” to send him to the Sbrana Psychiatric Hospital in Lobatse, and perhaps sensing a second attempt on his freedom, Maun West Member of Parliament Kgosi Tawana Moremi this week made inquiries about conditions at the hospital.

27 Nov 2018

Only 12 months since it was established, The Receiver, a department under the Ministry of Defense, Justice and Security tasked with tailing proceeds of crime has  already seized close to a quarter of a billion Pula in proceeds of crime.

23 Nov 2018

Botswana is suffering a double whammy of a difficult presidential transition and questionable political stability as the country is torn between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor Lt Gen Dr Ian Khama – it emerged in an exclusive interview with the president last week.

23 Nov 2018

Government’s failure to provide an oversight role to the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) and the Commission’s monopoly on cattle and beef export nearly collapsed the industry, a report by audit firm KPMG has revealed.

The report also found that compliance cost to the stringent European Union (EU) accreditation standards is a threat to the survival of the beef and cattle industry.

23 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Member of Parliament for Tati East Samson Moyo Guma has called on the international community to sit back and allow Batswana to manage elephants and wildlife the way they know best, and rather focus their energy on their own domestic issues.

23 Nov 2018

The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) has withdrawn its agents who were deployed at the Attorney General Chambers (AGs), government departments and some high profile individuals’ residences.

23 Nov 2018

Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) elective general congress slated for December in Kasane hangs in the balance as some members of National Executive Committee who were suspended by union President Masego Motshegwa are set to take her and the union to court.

23 Nov 2018

The Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi has raised fears over weak interventions in fighting money laundering and other crimes.

23 Nov 2018

Vice President of the Alliance for Progressives (AP) Wynter Mmolotsi has said that the ongoing feud between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and former President Ian Khama is a result of the laws that were amended in Parliament.

He cited the decision by Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) to vote in favour of the amendment of the President Pensions Act to suit Khama’s personal needs.

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