South African billionaire businessman, Patrice Motsepe pledged P22 million towards helping Pelonomi Venson Moitoi to topple President Mokgweetsi Masisi as Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) President.
South African multi-millionaire Bridgette Motsepe Radebe financed former President Lt Gen Ian Khama recent meeting in Serowe where he announced his resignation from the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and unveiled the new party – Botswana Patriotic Front.
The Botswana government is reviewing a number of visa restrictions placed by former President Lt Gen Ian Khama on a number of foreign nationals among the South African Economic Freedom Front (EFF) President Julius Malema and South African based Malawian prophet Shepherd Huxley Bushiri.
The long-awaited details of how former Vice President of Zimbabwe Phelekezela Mphoko and his son Siqokoqela Mphoko exited from embattled Choppies Enterprises have finally been made public.
In a notice to shareholders, Choppies revealed that it has paid the Mphokos US$2, 9 million (about P31 million) to buy their shares in Choppies Supermarket Zimbabwe.
BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE
A petition to deny the Umbrella for the Democratic Change (UDC)) leader Duma Boko from standing in this year’s elections following alleged violation of the Electoral Act has all the hallmarks to put the coalition in disarray.
Officially, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and the Botswana Patriotic Front BPF) are not working together but the two parties have clearly established common ground on one very important electoral issue – the 2008-2018 corruption.
Why is it that beginning last year, most of Gaborone smells like the “fresh-produce” section of supermarkets that are part of a certain notorious retail chain? The answer is that, alongside copper cables, sewer manhole covers are another hot commodity that is burning up the black market.
A fresh report on global disaster risk says Botswana does not have reliable data on droughts that could inform mitigation strategies and this will likely pose a "hidden danger" to the country.
BY MPHO KELEBOGE
Magistrate Masilo Mathaka of the Broadhurst Magistrates Court is not amused by State prosecutors’ failure to present a coherent case in the National Petroleum fund saga.
Director General of Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Peter Magosi will not declassify documents that informed his decision to declare China Jiangsu International Botswana a national security threat.
BY ORATILE OTSETSWE
The struggle for reproductive rights and choices is ongoing as Botswana grapples with challenges in the provision of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services to its citizens.
The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) is closing in on a number of companies among them those owned by businessmen and brothers Tshepo and Kegone Sebina.
It has however emerged that a secret memo on the investigation was leaked to members of the public among them the Sebina brothers.
President Mokgweetsi Masisi late Friday admitted that the government made a mistake by amending the Former Presidents Benefits Act.
Fielding questions from journalists upon his arrival from his official trip in the United States of America, Masisi apologized to the nation for wrongly amending the Act in question to please Khama.
Whilst the rates of alcohol consumption have remained relatively stable over the past decade in Botswana, the National Alcohol Household Poll states that alcohol-related harm has increased and that 80 per cent of adults consume alcohol with men more likely to drink than women.
The recent shake up within the South African State Security Agency has scuttled plans by former President Lt Gen Ian Khama and his chief sponsor Bridgette Motsepe Radebe to topple President Mokgweetsi Masisi.
Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama, former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) Director General Isaac Kgosi and Specially Elected Member of Parliament Mephato Reatile are spearheading a scheme to bust the Botswana government visa restrictions imposed against South African businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe.
The tension between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and De Beers group has reached a near boiling point with the recent firing of the government diamond valuator.
China threatened to severe diplomatic ties with Botswana over Gaborone’s decision to allow Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama into the country back in 2017.
This was revealed by Permanent Secretary to the President Carter Morupisi when addressing the media in Gaborone on Friday.
BY THOBO MOTLHOKA
Former President Ian Khama has been painted as a petulant crybaby who throws toys out of his cot every time things do not go his way.
President Mokgweetsi Masisi is expected to win the 2019 General Elections however an outright majority may elude him – a United Kingdom (UK) based research company has revealed.
According to the report by Fitch Solutions titled “Weaker Mining and Construction Prospects Weighing On Botswana's Growth” investors will be closely watching the outcome of the October 2019 general elections.