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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.

14 Oct 2019

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) currently enjoys a strong lead in the 2019 election race and is poised for a landslide victory on October 23rd – a survey report publshished this week by Afrobarometer has revealed.The report released on Friday which is the result of the first ever scientific survey poll on the possible outcome of the 2019 general election states that, “In a hypothetic

14 Oct 2019

The Central District is torn between the Botswana Patriotic Front and the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) over Khama’s apparent political two timing. The revered Paramount Chief of Bangwato whose sway extends throughout the Central district has been talking talking from both sides of his mouth creating confusion among his supporters in the BPF and the UDC. The former president h

14 Oct 2019

The planned US$800 million (P8.6 billion) expansion of Morupule B has suffered a crippling blow after the Japanese government its financial support.

14 Oct 2019

Gaborone Bonnginton South parliamentary candidate Ndaba Gaolathe sighed with relief last month after an objector Tshenolo Palai who had taken him to court for breach of the Electoral Act agreed to drop the case.The pair enterered into an out of court settlement which was made an order of the court byGaborone High Court Justice Gabriel Komboni.

14 Oct 2019

Botswana has turned into a major centre of global sex trafficking ring that extends to countries as far flung as Nigeria, Ethiopia and Tanzania, a new report has revealed. According to the latest report by the United States’ Department of States, this has resulted in Botswana Government spending more money than it has done before in addressing the scourge. “The government reported spending 3.69

14 Oct 2019

After a tumultuous session that had to be suspended, the Full Council of the Gaborone City Council will reconvene tomorrow to finish off business it couldn’t on September 27 when it descended into chaos.

14 Oct 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The testimonies of two key witnesses who were subpoenaed to give evidence in support of a former employee of the Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) proved fatal to her case.This prompted the Industrial Court Judge I. Bahuma to question why their evidence was neither rebutted nor impeached.

14 Oct 2019

Former President Ian Khama’s close associate Shadrack ‘Shaduf’ Baaitse’s company Prevailing Securities has been placed under judicial management. The security company was part of Baaitse’s companies which were raided by security agents earlier this year.