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Man hangs himself after arguing with parents

Commits suicide rather than appear before Customary Court Due to appear before the Headman of Arbitration after a dispute with his parents, a Lentsweletau man decided to take his own life instead. At the very moment his case was scheduled to be heard, while his mum and dad were waiting at the Customary Court, the […]

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Girl from Xhana found alive

6-year-old spent 3 nights alone in the bush In some much-needed happy news during these dark days, a six-year-old Xhana girl who went missing in the bush on Sunday has been found alive and well. Having spent three nights alone in the wilderness, following an extensive police search, the child was located on Wednesday afternoon […]

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Court rules in favour of Khama over Masisi

Masisi has no right to deny Khama Gov. Owned transport Ordered ro reimburse Khama, case lost with costs In a case in which the former President Ian Khama had dragged President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his government to court over the refusal to allow him access to Government owned transport, the High court has ruled in […]

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Woman’s disfigured corpse found dumped in Kgapamadi

Witnesses describe body as half-naked and brutally wounded Tatitown Police are on the hunt for a suspected killer(s) following the discovery of a young woman’s badly beaten, half-naked body, found dumped in the bush near Francistown’s Kgapamadi location on Wednesday (4 July) morning. The corpse, which is said to have been fresh but severely wounded, […]

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Sex-mad pastor’s magic horn

#Prophet’s late night dreams betray fianc’s cheating ways #Charms, supernatural oil and plenty of sex make for godly mess A suspected conman who posed as a prophet, allegedly sleeping with hundreds of female followers and selling others a ‘magic’ oil called ‘Do as I say’ for P10,000 a bottle, has not done as the Botswana […]

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Life beneath the clouds with Maru’s Sabine Matsheka

This week, Voice Woman talks to Sabine Matsheka, Creative Director and Founder of MARU, a local sustainable clothing brand and online store. Matsheka, a Master’s Degree holder from the London School of Economics and Political Science, is also a cosmolite, having visited and lived in some of the world’s most charming cities such as Brussels, […]

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Nothing would fit

A blow by blow account of a battle to beat the bulge Sporting a neatly trimmed beard and a trendy haircut, he walks with a confident swagger and a general demeanour that screams contentment. This is 24-year-old Obakeng Seisa today. Five years ago, life looked very different. Certainly, back then the young man would not […]

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Maun women’s one-stop craft market dream

A group of women in Maun who use mostly recycled materials to make handcrafts have a big dream of some day opening a one-stop craft market in the village. Weaving their passion under Ko Motjing co-operative society and under the guidance of Catholic Church sisters and nuns, this group maintains it will actively participate in […]

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Magistrate locks away rapist to protect women and girls

SERIAL OFFENDER GETS 35-YEAR JAIL SENTENCE A convicted serial rapist was this week sentenced to a total of 35 years in jail to keep him away from his prey, women and children. 50-year-old Maithakamako Koogomoditse of Boronyane in Maun was found guilty of raping two teenage girls in separate incidents and sentenced to 15 years […]

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A ray of hope

MAUN PRIVATE HOSPITAL TO EASE DISEASE BURDEN IN NGAMILAND The newly opened Maun Private Hospital is expected to ease the disease burden in the Ngamiland District. The 26-bed facility and Maun’s only private hospital was officially opened last week Saturday by the Assistant Minister of Health and Wellness, Sethomo Lelatisitswe. Speaking at the event, Lelatisitswe […]

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Whipping nurses, doctors into line

In the past, Zimbabwean healthcare workers could go on strike for months, even leaving patients to die as they protest their grievances. However, those days will soon be consigned to the past. Vice President and Health Minister, General Constantino Chiwenga, has literally used military style tactics of barking commands which should be ‘adhered to or […]

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Blind faith

Singer puts his trust in God With Covid-19 claiming local lives faster than ever before and the all-important vaccine in short supply, Gospel artist, Bonang Karome has urged the public to put their faith in God. The 33-year-old religious crooner has no doubts the Almighty will heal the nation and is keen to broadcast this […]

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Cleazy B goes shopping

With the blanket ban on entertainment events still in full force, music promoter, Bosswell Mpofu aka DJ Cleazy B has changed focus from giving out music to giving out groceries instead. The promoter, who rose to fame as the brains behind gigs such as Lit Sundays and Kweneng Rocks, has opened a store in Gakgatla, […]

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Khoemacau look to engineer change

Cooper Mine strive to empower women Located in Toteng village, some 65km out of Maun, Khoemacau Copper Mine is grooming women engineers in an effort to absorb more females into the male-dominated mining industry. Speaking during a media tour of the mine last Thursday, the mining manager, Logic Sebopeng explained that as Khoemacau transitions from […]

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Food for thought

LIFE-SAVING LESSONS FROM A DIETICIAN With the Covid-19 death toll rising at a frightening rate, the importance of health is at an all time high. It is in this terrifying climate that the advice of Dieticians such as Ofentse Moseja Dibotelo has become more significant than ever before. Fortunately, the brains behind Mint Condition Health […]

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BCP to ask NWDC Chairperson to step down

North West District Council Chairman, Kebareeditse Ntsogotlho may soon find himself out of office if the poaching charge he is facing sticks. Ntsogotlho’s demotion will only come if the Vice President of the Umbrella for Democratic Change, Dumelang Saleshando, keeps the same ethics he applied to the now Botswana Democratic Party Member of Parliament for […]

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P500k penalty for leaking information on officials’ assets

Offenders can get 10 years imprisonment

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KBL challenges Masisi’s authority

In an urgent application filed before the High Court, Botswana’s largest alcohol distributor- Kgalagadi Breweries Proprietary Limited (KBL), has challenged President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s authority in shut down the liquor industry. According to court papers dated 6 July, KBL has cited President Masisi alongside the Attorney General (AG) and the Director of Health Services in a […]

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Shebeen Showdown

Drunken brawl lands woman in court and man in hospital Hours before Government once again banned the sale of alcohol, a drunken brawl at a local shebeen in Maun resulted in bloodshed and near death. The vicious Sunday night fallout landed 28-year-old Gosaitse Dode in court while her much older male opponent, Reverence Poloko, 40, […]

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Cops crack down on covid violators

As part of the long-running fight against Coronavirus, Maun Police cracked down hard on Covid-19 violators over the weekend. The three-day operation, which ran from Friday to Sunday, saw a total of 168 people charged for not wearing facemasks when out in public. A further 88 were fined for breaking the 10pm curfew, whilst seven […]

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Back to the Garden of Eden

As a follow-up to last week’s article on “Covid Home Remedies”, Voice Woman speaks to 44-year-old Florence Maseko – owner of Eden Health, an outlet that has been in operation for the past 8 years. Conveniently situated at the Main Mall next to CPS and President Hotel, the outlet sells health foods, herbs, herbal remedies, […]

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Choppies tycoon buys Masisi out

“I can confirm that we decided to buy back the shares” RAM Choppies Enterprises Limited Tycoon, Ramachandran Ottapathu has bought back president Masisi’s shares for an undisclosed some in Arcee (pty) Ltd, a million pula controversial manufacturing company incorporated in 2017. Arcee attracted controversy when it surfaced in the Choppies 2018 annual report under the […]

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Student found dead in a hostel

Letlhakane Police are investigating a case in which a student at Letlhakane Senior School was found dead in one of the school hostels. Not at liberty to reveal the names of the deceased and what really transpired, Letlhakane Police Station Commander, Michael Maphepu said that the 17- year- old boy was found dead by his […]

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Bleqdott’s slow rise

From fish lines to Kwaito classics As part of his journey to fame and fortune, local music producer, Olefile Mooketsi, plans to make meaningful music that sparks a positive impact on the youth of Botswana. Known as ‘Bleqdott’ in the industry, the 33-year-old creative is desperate to leave his mark and inspire the next generation […]

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Tjilambanyika drops single

Francistown-based musician Tjilambanyika has released his first-ever solo traditional song titled ‘Tjozana zhwatjo’. Formerly with House Kwasa artist Freddy Mdico, Tjilambanyika who also goes by the name Trooper is a former member of Tjilenje Tje Ngwao Traditional group. “With all the experience gained he decided to go solo. “I intend to release a full album […]

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Vee on a roll

Local artist Odirile Sento is a man on a mission. Vee Mampeezy has become the envy of other artists who have watched on in admiration at the diminutive star’s steady rise. From number one hits, fancy cars, a model wife, and numerous business ventures, Vee has it all. The star recently re-launched his Maveeta bottled […]

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The mighty mixes it up

Up and coming artist, Itumeleng Maselalowa, known as The Mighty in music, has released a single titled ‘Botshelo’. The song is about friends who are there for you when you living large but do not want to be associated with you when days are dark. The catchy Afro Pop track was produced and recorded by […]

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Another album release for Buyani

Buyani Steven is expected to make a mark in the music industry with the release of his second album titled, ‘Zion Khaya Lame.’ The 33-year-old from Gulubane explained that his album is dedicated to his late Bishop from the New Jerusalem Apostolic Church in Zion who unfortunately succumbed to Covid-19 this year. Buyani revealed that […]

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Han-C making waves in SA

Local singer/songwriter Han-C is fast gaining following south of the border has recently featured on two red-hot collaborations with South African artists. The timing was perfect for the soulful 27-year-old singer, who teamed up with DJ Clock for the sensational ‘Do I Qualify?’ It seems the track certainly qualifies for success, coming in at Number […]

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Testing times

BEPA plead for partial re-opening despite Covid-19 spike In terms of timing, the moment was hardly ideal! Despite a recent Covid-19 spike pushing the death toll to 1, 125 and counting, Botswana Promoters Association (BEPA) gathered before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday to once again push for the entertainment industry’s partial reopening. Led […]

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Man accused of killing girlfriend in front of her children

A Molepolole man has been remanded in custody for allegedly shooting to death his defenceless girlfriend in front of her two children at Mahetlwe village. Charged with a single count of murder, Daniel Mogale (38), appeared in shackles before a Molepolole Magistrates court last Friday for the brutal murder of 33-year-old Rosinah Amos. On the […]

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