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24 Jun 2019

President Mokgweetsi Masisi went into hiding last week after it emerged that there was a plan to assassinate him.

The president’s official aircraft, the OK 1 en route to Maputo, Mozambique was forced to make a u-turn mid air on Tuesday following intelligence that would be assassins were waiting in Mozambique to strike on him.

24 Jun 2019

What does he know and when did he know it? This famous line that brought down the late US president Richard Nixon may come to haunt Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko as it emerges that he was privy to details of the dirty campaign to topple President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

24 Jun 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The case in which Balete are fighting the government over Bamalete Land Boards’ intention to strip them of ownership of Farm Forest Hill 9KO farm will be heard by the Gaborone High Court on October 23, 2019.

24 Jun 2019

BY MPHO KELEBOGE

Thabo Masilo is not going to be hanged or face any death penalty as punishment for his alleged evil behavior thanks to his indulgence in outlawed substances.

24 Jun 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Kgomo e tshwarwa ka lenaka, motho o tshwarwa ka lefoko: These powerful words, spoken by Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko in his closing remarks following his annihilation of Botswana Congress Party (BCP)’s Dumelang Saleshando in the 2014 Gabz FM Presidential Debates, may have come back to haunt him.

24 Jun 2019

Former directors of the Bamangwato Concessions Limited (BCL) have rebuffed an attempt by liquidator Nigel Dixon-Warren to investigate them under oath over their role in the collapse of the mine. 

This emerges from the latest status report sent to the creditors of the BCL and Tati by Dixon-Warren who has since announced his decision to quit as a liquidator.

24 Jun 2019

Youth Empowerment, Sports and Culture Development Minister Tshekedi Khama is on a collision path with his line Permanent Secretary, Kago Ramokate over the ministry’s operations.

According to a document seen by the Sunday Standard, the management of the Ministry’s alleged incompetence has become a subject of intense controversy, pitting Tshekedi against Ramokate.

24 Jun 2019

There are fears that an incursion into the Khama Rhino Sanctuary by scores of elephants could expose rhinos to poachers.

Reports indicate that a considerable number of elephants have broken into the protected area and damaged a security fence in the process.

24 Jun 2019

The one person in the United States who could have used her personal knowledge of former president Ian Khama and bully pulpit to educate the world about what is happening in Botswana, chose to hold back.

24 Jun 2019

BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE

The Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) fears that the recent media publicised crack-down on individuals who owe taxes has a potential to tarnish the BURS.

The BURS officials were this week heckled at the Gaborone City Council full council meeting for alleged leaking of information to the media on individuals who owes the tax man.

17 Jun 2019

The opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has asked Bridgette Motsepe Radebe for R100 million, 200 000 t-shirts, branded vehicles and top South African musicians for their 2019 elections campaign, the Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.

17 Jun 2019

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama was this week nursing a bruised ego after his cousin and King of the richest tribe in Africa, Kgosi Leruo Tshekedi Molotlegi turned down his lunch invitation, refused to give him VIP escort and spurned his request to fund the newly formed Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF).

17 Jun 2019

The South African government has withdrawn the VIP escort they have been providing to former President Lt Gen Ian Khama whenever he visited the country.

17 Jun 2019

BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO

The Assistant Minister of Tertiary Education, Research Science and Technology, Mosieraele Goya has assured the albinism society that the Botswana government will ratify the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities this year.

17 Jun 2019

The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) has reportedly launched an investigation into allegations that millions of Pula have been siphoned from a company in which the Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) invested millions.

According to information reaching the Sunday Standard, Kromberg Schubert Botswana has been swindled more than P40 million by some of its employees.

17 Jun 2019

Gamodubu residents are worried that the landfill in their vicinity poses a health hazard.

Residents have every reason to be concerned since the landfill does not adhere to the requirements of the Waste Management Act, the Guidelines for the Disposal of Waste and the attendant operational manual as observed by the Office of the Auditor General.

17 Jun 2019

An industry estimate by Akin Mobile – a South African based company that provides phone carriers and their customers’ caller ID and call blocking technology says almost twenty five (25) percent of all cell-phone calls to Botswana in 2020 will come from scammers.

17 Jun 2019

Scores of HIV patients’ may find themselves without ARV drugs following a court application that may disrupt supply of the life saving drugs.

A number of companies that supply the government with Anti-Retroviral Drugs (ARVs) have approached the High Court seeking an interdict against the Central Medical Stores (CMS).

17 Jun 2019

The Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Culture Development paid rental fees while some of the buildings it intended to occupy were still undergoing construction.

In some instances the Ministry paid rental fees without having signed lease agreements documents seen by Sunday Standardhave revealed.

17 Jun 2019

Former President Ian Khama’s nephew Dale Ter Haar was appointed to the board of directors of Chobe Holdings Limited - a company that controls the controversial Xakanaka airstrip inside Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta in which a mysterious P2 million was pumped into the company.

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