News

20 Sep 2015

One Botswana judge has confessed to being indebted and loyal to President Lt Gen Ian Khama while another has confessed to being prone to influence by mob psychology “which often results in poor decision making.”

 

This emerged in confidential letters addressed to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) this week as Botswana’s judicial crisis lurches through a comedy of errors.

20 Jul 2015

Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Kitso Mokaila last week defended the decision of BCL management to sideline local contractors and award a multi million Pula tender for refurbishment of the mine smelter to controversial South African mechanical and electrical engineering firm, Kentz SA.

17 Feb 2019

Law enforcement agencies launched five simultaneous search and seizer raids in different parts of Gaborone Friday morning as part of a campaign to break the nexus of corruption between political and business elites and to stem the channeling of illicit money flows.

17 Feb 2019

The nation has been holding its breath after President Mokgweetsi Masisi told a recent media conference that he will confide all to Batswana about the true nature of his squabbles with his predecessor Ian Khama.

17 Feb 2019

The Gaborone North MP, Haskins Nkaigwa, has alleged that some senior Botswana Democratic Party members support President Mokgweetsi Masisi for the sole reason of avoiding prosecution for corruption they engaged in in the past.

17 Feb 2019

The Assistant Minister of Health and Wellness Biggie Butale has punched holes on the Ipelegeng, Youth Development Fund and the Department of Gender Affairs Fund social programmes.

17 Feb 2019

BY MPHO KELEBOGE

Court of Appeal Judge has issued a judgment which says it is appropriate for alleged corrupt suspects such as businessman Bakang Seretse to be exposed to inconvenience and grave indignity.

17 Feb 2019

BY KHONANI ONTEBETSE

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has rescinded a controversial 2012 directive issued by former President Ian Khama which resulted in salary scales of some junior officers of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) shooting up.

17 Feb 2019

BY KHONANI ONTEBETSE

The Court of Appeal has upheld an appeal launched by a whistle blower who was fired from her job for uncovering corruption at Statistics Botswana.

Justice Monametsi Stephen Gaongalelwe has ordered that former human resources officer Marang Teisi at Statistics Botswana be reinstated to her post.

17 Feb 2019

On being found guilty of armed robbery in 2016 and after being sentenced to a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years, Emmanuel Kgangpetsa should have come out of prison in October 2026. Courtesy of sloppiness by the state, Kgangpetsa’s conviction was overturned last week and he is now a free man.