Botswana : News

News : Botswana : News

Woman kills boyfriend and hangs herself

Police in Palapye are investigating a case in which a woman is suspected to have murdered her boyfriend before committing suicide by hanging herself from the roof rafters. The incident is said to have happened on the 27th and the dead bodies of the couple were found at their house on the 28th around 1830hrs. […] (The Voice)

Children say I am a witch, husband says I am a b*#@h

*Pensioner drags abusive husband and children to court A 70-year-old woman alleging threats of domestic violence from her husband and children this week dragged her family to court to seek relief. Tables however turned as the Molepolole pensioner, Kgakgamatso Mogale’s children exposed several disturbing issues of abuse by their mother. In a family of 10 […] (The Voice)

Boko explains absence from public

•There is no BNF or BCP we are the UDC- Boko The president of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Duma Boko stayed out of the limelight for sometime after losing his constituency in the October general election. The charismatic leader however later made a public appearance when briefing UDC MPs at parliament in a […] (The Voice)

Molebatsi calls for internal roads

Member of Parliament for Mmadinare, Molebatsi Molebatsi has decried lack of development in his area. When responding to the State of the Nation Address, Molebatsi highlighted that although he appreciates government’s efforts in investing in infrastructural development projects across the country, Mmadinare constituency has been largely neglected and therefore in need of serious and urgent […] (The Voice)

Daughter -in- law from hell

DIVORCED WOMAN DEMANDS EX-MOTHER- IN- LAW’S HOUSE A desperate divorcee has threatened to spoil her ex-mother in law’s Christmas by demanding that part of the old woman’s property be given to her to occupy. Modiegi Mfolwe, 76, was this week left perplexed and flabbergasted when her irate ex daughter- in law, Sheila Mfolwe stormed into […] (The Voice)

Murder accused mum weeps for her kids

A young mother accused of conniving with her baby daddy to kill their 18-month-old son back in August 2016, wept hysterically when she learnt court were sending three of her other children to SOS Village in Tlokweng. 27-year-old Keamogestse Mmuso and her boyfriend, ThulaniMoyo, 28, are both facing a murder charge over the toddler’s death. […] (The Voice)

No water, no tea!

UDC Legislature boycotts Council Tea in solidarity with thirsty voters The thirst that has prevailed over Moroka village in the last four years has prompted the village’s newly elected Councillor, Vincent Mooketsi to take unusual action to get the Council’s attention. The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) man made history in October’s general elections, becoming […] (The Voice)

Moroka’s murky misery

*Villagers survive on dirty river water For over four years, the village of Moroka has been hit with a crippling water shortage. The villagers’ main source of water is an erratic borehole which regularly runs dry. More often than not, residents are forced to survive on river water. Unsurprisingly, incidents of diarrhea are common. The […] (The Voice)

Govt’s Nkange debt

*OWES REGION’S FARMERS ALMOST HALF-A-MILLION IN COMPENSATION Government owes farmers in the Nkange constituency close to half a million Pula in compensation for crops and livestock destroyed and killed by wild animals. In Parliament this week, Nkange Member of Parliament (MP), Dr. Never Tshabang asked the Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Philda […] (The Voice)

Speaker gives loo red light

BLOCKED FROM MAKING A STATEMENT DESPITE STANDING ORDERS GIVING HIM THE RIGHT TO DO SO Following last Tuesday’s train accident in which two people lost their lives, Minister of Transport and Communications, Thulaganyo Segokgo has told parliament an investigation into the tragedy will be conducted. However, when the acting Leader of Opposition (LOO),Dr Kesitegile Gobutswang […] (The Voice)

Brace for the train craze

#cokeisback. Coca-Cola Beverages granted a year-long sponsorship to the Bush Train Fiesta to be held on the 14th of December in the historic town of Lobatse, Crescent Sport Grounds. When confirming their sponsorship to the event at Cresta Lodge, Joshua Mogotsi said,“Our theme is #cokeisback. This is because we want our consumers, shoppers, customers to […] (The Voice)

Tswapian bolus gets KBL boost

Goo ha e le borotto o mmathele Five years ago, two determined young DeeJays put their creative heads together and vowed to bring festive entertainment to the bored masses in the Tswapong north region. And thus ‘Tswapian Bolus’ was born, an annual festival in the village of Maunatlala, 65km east of Palapye. The brainchild of […] (The Voice)

The Chinese are here!

A week after the Leader of Opposition, Dumelang Saleshando remarked on the heavy Chinese financial contributions to BDP election campaign and wondered when they would come to recover their return on investment, Shaya was shocked by their presence at parliament. This week a sizeable Chinese group, together with their kids, gave security guards at the […] (The Voice)

Double standards?

Shaya is not a football person but I took my time to go watch a few Mascom Top 8 matches over the weekend. I spotted this club official at the Molepolole Sports Complex who was on duty whilst holding the green bottle. Although slightly unprofessional, that did not bother me too much because I occasionally […] (The Voice)

Young love

Whilst Government of Botswana is appealing the decriminalization of same sex relationships, LEGABIBO spokesperson, Caine Youngman has gone ahead and tied the knot with his ‘international bae’. The ceremony was held outside the country. Hopefully they’ll be a second leg back home when the court case is done. Congratulations Youngman, Shaya is all for LOVE! (The Voice)

The chairman’s breakdown

Whilst his team suffered a narrow defeat to Jwaneng Galaxy over the weekend, Gaborone United chairman Boitumelo Nsunge, also known as Breakdown in football circles, suffered an embarrassing slip of his own. Nsunge charged onto the pitch with a bottle of alcohol, missed his step and fell flat on his face. Whilst Shaya snapped away […] (The Voice)

Team distant at TRL soul Sundays

The Tati River Lodge (TRL) Soul Sundays sessions return this weekend with one of Botswana’s most exciting groups, Team Distant. Known for their mad drums and electrifying stage performance, the duo will certainly welcome December in grand style. The Afro Deep House duo boast songs such as: ‘Amazon’, ‘Drum session’, ‘Samburu’, ‘Voices of Africa’, ‘La […] (The Voice)

Francistown arts meeting

The inaugural Francistown Arts Meeting gets underway this Thursday (28 November) with the official opening at the Francistown Central Park (opposite John Mackenzie School). Mascom Chief Communication and Public Relations Officer, Tebogo Lebotse-Sebego will give a keynote address. The three-day event will continue until Saturday. On Friday there will be an indoor exhibition at Francistown […] (The Voice)

Fox’s dance ya madi

Most probably know him as the lanky fellow who danced for MC Maswe. However, Ofentse Baatgies is out to prove he’s much more than just a dancer. Going by the stage name Fox, the 27-year-old recently went solo and has dropped his first single, titled ‘Dance ya Madi’. Produced at Cabido Music Productions (Mahempe), the […] (The Voice)

Keotshwaetse Publishes book

Kago Keotshwaetse, a seasoned financial consultant, has published a book titled ‘Understanding Stock Market: Making money through stock market and how to invest in stock market’. The book is meant to provide the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the investment environment. Being the founder of Keotshwaetse Group, which deals with event management and mentorship, […] (The Voice)

How Masisi Outsmarted Khama to Take the Presidency

[The Conversation Africa] Mokgweetsi Masisi's decisive victory in the recent Botswana elections over a coalition backed by his former boss, Ian Khama, is the culmination of an astonishing 10 year political career. (AllAfrica)

Study Showing Botswana As the Origin of Humans Is 'Deeply Flawed'

[Deutsche Welle] A new study that pinpoints Botswana as the origin of modern humans some 200,000 years ago has caused a flurry of debate among scientists, with some dismissing the research as deeply flawed. (AllAfrica)

Botswana Lifts Prophet Bushiri's Visa Restrictions

[News24Wire] Botswana has lifted its visa restrictions on the leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, the church revealed in a statement on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

New Cabinet In

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The new cabinet announced by President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi yesterday has many new faces with only six members- three full ministers and three assistant ministers, having served in the executive before. (AllAfrica)

De Beers, Botswana Negotiations Confidential

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Ongoing diamond production and sales agreement negotiations between De Beers Group and Botswana government remain confidential, says Mr Bruce Cleaver. (AllAfrica)

Francistown's Amazing History Worth Preserving

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Francistown carries an amazing history as it used to be a mining town with cosmopolitan inhabitants and was part of the Cape to Cairo railroad system. (AllAfrica)

Ranger Urges Residents to Develop Tourism

[Botswana Daily News] Nxaraga -Field ranger at Great Plains Conservation and Expanding Natural Habitats, Mr Mpho Malongwa has applauded residents of Nxaraga for playing a positive role in protecting wild animals found in their area. (AllAfrica)

Angola Attends International Diamond Conference

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola attended last Tuesday in Gaborone, the capital city of Botswana, in the International Diamond Conference. (AllAfrica)

BTC Premiership Mid-Week Fixtures Continue

[Botswana Daily News] Jwaneng -After postponing some fixtures due to the national elections exercise, the premier league office was forced to resort to mid-week fixtures for two weeks in succession to make up for lost ground. (AllAfrica)

Magosi Announces Appointments, Promotions and Transfers of Senior Public Officers

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The acting Permanent Secretary to the President, Mr Elias Magosi has appointed, promoted and transferred some senior public officers. (AllAfrica)

Job Creation Remains Priority for Masisi

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has announced that job creation will remain a priority during his tenure. (AllAfrica)