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26 Jul 2018

Francistown High Court Judge President Zibani Makhwade has ordered the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) to reinstate its employee Semaseko Semaseko, who was fired by the military after he was accused of theft. 

26 Jul 2018

Pawn shop and money lending operators, beware. The law explicitly prohibits the pawning of immovable properties in exchange for small debts.

Delivering judgment recently, judge Lot Moroka of the Francistown High Court ruled the pawning of immovable property unlawful.

26 Jul 2018

One of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)’s parliamentary candidate for Shashe West constituency Ibo Kenosi has withdrawn from the race at the last minute.

The former Botswana Teachers Union (BTU) secretary general withdrew from the race after the party gave him a green light to contest for Bulela Ditswe primary elections.

26 Jul 2018

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has been slapped with a P1.5 million lawsuit by a patient who “lost her sight” after taking Tuberculosis treatment which was prescribed to her by a medical doctor at Princess Marina hospital in Gaborone.

26 Jul 2018

Two farmers, Doreen and Moreen Motlhoki who are based in Gweta village have taken Central District Council to court demanding over P600 000 as compensation for damages. The case is before Francistown High Court Judge Bengbame Sechele. 

26 Jul 2018

A joint investigation between law enforcement agencies is underway to track down suspected Nigerian drug lords believed to have suffocated to death three family members of Molepolole recently.

25 Jul 2018

Botswana National Front, National Treasurer Noah Salakae says he will not go ahead with his intention to resign from the party central committee. 

Salakae said this to Sunday Standard after his resignation letter was leaked before he  handed it to the party Secretary General. 

22 Jul 2018

The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) investigation into the misappropriation of pensioners’ funds featuring Permanent Secretary to the President Carter Morupisi has been scotched by a network of powerful renegade spies – Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.

22 Jul 2018

A Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) vehicle was broken into and confidential documents allegedly stolen in what is feared to be part of a black op by the renegade DISS Special Operations cell.

22 Jul 2018

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) cabal that is hellbent on toppling President Mokgweetsi Masisi ahead of the 2019 general election is said to have an advantage that no other dissident group in the party has had before – literal mountains of hard cash.

22 Jul 2018

The Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU) has turned to the Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism Tshekedi Khama in a last ditch effort to stop Debswana Mining Company from installing the proposed X-ray machines.

This follows a letter addressed to BMWU management by Orapa Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mine (OLDM) General Manager, Bakani Motlhabani.

22 Jul 2018

As Parliament wrapped up last week Sunday Standard reporter THOBO MOTLHOKA recalled some of the jabs exchanged by Members during some of the most recent sittings.

22 Jul 2018

The Office of the President this week claimed that it has no knowledge of the whereabouts of a caravan that was bought for former President Ian Khama in 2009 amid reports that the current President Mokgweetsi Masisi is yet to move into to State House.

22 Jul 2018

The Law Society of Botswana (LSB) and the High Court of Botswana have been left with an egg on the face after it emerged that they might be issuing fidelity and practicing certificates to illegal immigrants.

22 Jul 2018

A week after her dramatic ousting, the former Secretary General of the Botswana Nurses Union, Keoopetse Paphane, is fighting tooth and nail to get her old job back.

22 Jul 2018

At face value, Cresta Marakanelo is easily the most successful hotel company inside Botswana’s thriving hotel and tourism industry.

The listed company operates eleven hotels across Botswana, with an extra five in Zimbabwe that are run by its sister operation, Cresta Zimbabwe.

22 Jul 2018

Ericsson fraudulently used Botswana’s name in their attempt to violate American suctions against Sundan. This emerged recently when the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that Ericsson, a Swedish telecommunications company, agreed to pay approximately $145,000 for violating U.S.

18 Jul 2018

A sting operation by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks’ anti-poaching unit has uncovered a secret stash of elephant tusks at a DISS camp in Ngwashe, near Nata village in northern Botswana.

This has added credence to claims that the DISS under former Director General Isaac Kgosi was involved in a rogue diamond and ivory smuggling operation.

18 Jul 2018

The plot to delay assumption of official power by the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) is said to have taken an unusual and interesting turn, with some party leaders being used in a new plot to oust President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

18 Jul 2018

While President Mokgweetsi Masisi has denied involvement or deriving any benefits from the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) embezzlement he could have, unbeknownst to him, benefited from the fund.

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