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Man sustains burns while torching ex-lover’s house

Gaborone West Police are investigating a case in which a 50-year-old man allegedly sustained injuries while burning his 45-year-old ex-girlfriend’s rented house in Phase 1 on Boxing Day. It is alleged the suspect went to the woman’s house at around 8pm and demanded to know who she was dating. When the woman was still shocked […]

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Man kills girlfriend and attempts to kill her daughter

A Nshakazhogwe man has been remanded in police custody pending police investigations for allegedly killing his girlfriend and attempting to kill her daughter. Gabriel Pitagano (50) is alleged to have, on December 21st, at Chadibe village- attacked and stabbed his girlfriend, Catherine Bokowe (42) with a knife before wounding her 21-year-old daughter Kebafentse Tshwenyego in […]

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Prosecution to ammend Motlhabane’s charges

Prosecution was on Tuesday expected to amend Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) spokesperson, Justice Motlhabane’s charge sheet but did not mention what they wanted to add or subtract. 36- year- old Motlhabane and his co-accused, Oratile Dikologang (24) and Letsogile Barupi, 28 are facing four counts of publishing false statements with intention to deceive persons about […]

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Notwane Club will host its first-ever rainbow pride night

Under the hashtag #LoveisLove, Notwane Club will host its first-ever rainbow pride night this Sunday. The event, which will follow Covid-19 protocols, will see performances from Kabelo Tiro, better known as Skavenja in music circles. Team Distant, Modric, and Kenn will also light up the occasion. Pre-sold tickets are priced at P80 or else it’s […]

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Man remanded for burning down Tatitown police station

A Francistown Magistrates court has remanded in custody a 23-year-old man for allegedly burning down the community service centre at Tatitown Police Station. When appearing before Magistrate Game Mooketsi yesterday (Thursday) State prosecutor, Sesafeleng Dijeng, pleaded with the court to reserve Mopedi Bugalo’s plea and made an application that the Investigating Officer take a stand […]

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Alleged knife attacker locked up for Christmas

A suspected knife wielding Tonota man will spend his festive season behind bars after he was remanded in custody by Francistown Magistrate, Game Mooketsi, for allegedly stabbing another man with a knife in the stomach. 30-year-old Goitsemodimo Chameya is accused of stabbing Thato Majola, 30, with a knife at Mohakamme ward in Tonota on the […]

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Man charged for setting police station on fire

Tatitown Police yesterday arrested a 33-year-old man who allegedly burnt down the Community Service offices and the police station. According to Detective Assistant Superintendent Lawrence Nthoiwa the out of control man had been arrested by the police the previous night and detained. “He was stopped for not wearing a mask, which escalated into a physical […]

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MP’s side chic drama.

•He didn’t even come for the twins funeral(s)- Side Chick •I don’t have money – Leepetswe Member of Parliament (MP) for Serowe South Lesedi Leepetswe is currently embroiled in a bitter battle with his ex side chick over financial support following the death of their twins. The frustrated side chick Thapelo Tshimologo, 37, says she […]

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Comedian showing his modesty covered with a tiny pillow

Comedian Obzar Modidima BW has been making waves on social media recently. The Maun native has been perfecting his trade and the corporate world has begun to notice, as has the media, including Yours Truly. However, this past week the comedian gave his followers a striptease when he posted a picture of himself lying provocatively […]

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SABC biggest gaffe in the history of its broadcast

This will probably go down as the biggest gaffe in the history of South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). In a breaking story on Monday about the passing of eSwatini Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini, who succumbed to Covid-19, the SABC used a smiling picture of President Masisi to go with the story. How on earth could […]

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Commercial court to kick-off in the new year

GBV courts likely to be established before end of 2021

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Sasa Klaas reveals her Covid-19 positive status

Rapper Sarona Klaas also known as Sasa Klaas is the first local celebrity to go public about her COVID-19 positive status. The controversial rapper went on a live rant this evening about her results. “I had no sense of smell and taste. I saw the add for Diagnofirm about them doing tests. I went yesterday […]

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Driver charged for deaths of seven Gumare United players

Almost three years after the tragic road accident that claimed the lives of seven Gumare United players, their driver has finally been brought before court facing charges of causing death by dangerous driving. Thuso Edwin Ramaretha, 27, of Serorome ward in Palapye this week pleaded with a Maun Magistrates court to reserve his plea as […]

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Dagga cases on the rise in Bobonong

Bobonong Police Station Commander, Superintendent Paul Seoko, has raised concern over increasing numbers of illegal possession of dagga in his policing area. Speaking to The Voice Online, Seoko said from January to September they have registered 12 cases compared to last year where they recorded 10 cases around the same period. He said arrests are […]

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Safety concerns mount as elephants move closer to villages

The safety of school children has become a serious concern at the North West District Council as the flooding Okavango Delta starts pushing elephant herds closer to villages in the Maun area. A full council sitting was last week told that two deaths have been reported after two men were killed by the elephants in […]

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Too big to fit a condom

‘Devil 666’ convicted of 3 rapes in month-long reign of hell A man who described himself as ‘Devil 666’ has been found guilty of three counts of rape and one attempted rape during a month-long reign of terror in Tlokweng three years ago. 34-year-old Oscar Chabaya, whose penis was apparently so big it could not […]

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It’s Over

BDF’s head of MI’s marriage ends in bitter divorce Botswana Defence Force Head of Military Intelligence, Brigadier Modise Tlhage will have details of his complicated love life discussed in public as his soon to be ex-wife, Doreen Tlhage faces his mistress in court on October 6th. Doreen, 42, decided to drag her 52- year -old […]

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Schools to close this Friday- Molao

Due to the Independence holidays and to avoid congestion on public on transport, the Ministry of Basic Education has decided to close schools on Friday, (25th September) and reopen on the 6th October for term two. This was said by the Minister for Basic Education, Fidelis Molao when responding to a question in Parliament last […]

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Celeb edition with Suffocate

Award-winning producer and Artist Manager, Theo Lloyd aka Suffocate is a well-known figure in the entertainment industry. He has worked with artists such as Vee and Jah Prayzah, Khoisan, MMP Family, Slizer, Mapetla, Ntando and Ishmael from South Africa among others. Q. How did you land in the music industry? I believe it was my […]

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Stepping to ‘the count of two’

Bobedi’s jazz-funk album spreads good vibes Dynamic duo, Bobedi is the new group on the block to look out for. The genre-bending collective consists of singer Kasto “Mouzai” Lejuta and producer Tswelelo “Tswex” Malabola. Their 20- track -debut album ‘The Count of Two’ was released on May 1st 2020 across all digital stores as well […]

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BFA, UEFA Working On Bounce Back Programme

[Botswana Daily News] Ga -- Botswana Football Association (BFA) president, Maclean Letshwiti says football is hugely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. (AllAfrica)


Joy Foundation Donates Referee Starter Kit to Aspiring Umpire

[Botswana Daily News] Moc -- Joy Foundation has donated a referee gear to Alpha Moraope, one of the youngest football referees in Botswana. (AllAfrica)


President Masisi to General Assembly - UN Must Achieve Total Decolonisation and Self-Determination of All Peoples

[SPS] New York (United Nations) -- The President of Botswana, H.E. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, stressed on the need to achieve "decolonisation and self-determination to all peoples", in his speech before the High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the UN, held last Monday. (AllAfrica)


Botswana to Introduce Kiswahili in Schools

[Citizen] Botswana aims to introduce Swahili language in the southern African country's local schools, a senior official said Tuesday. (AllAfrica)


Report Paints Gloomy Picture At Ngambao, Gowa

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -- A task force assigned to investigate living condition of pupils at Ngambao and Gowa junior secondary schools in the Okavango Sub-district has revealed unreported cases of defilement. (AllAfrica)


Botswana Table Tennis Association Gets Windfall

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Phoenix of Botswana Assurance Company has injected P70 000 towards Botswana Table Tennis Association (BTTA) grand finale tournament scheduled for Independence Day. (AllAfrica)


Yeap Motivates Youth to Pursue Business

[Botswana Daily News] Moshupa -- The third edition of Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator Programme (YEAP) held in Moshupa recently inspired youth to rise up and do something with their lives. (AllAfrica)


Leaders Talk Sustainability

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi on Monday joined global leaders as well as government, international organisations, business and civil society experts in a virtual world sustainable development summit. (AllAfrica)


UN Critical to Global Efforts Mobilisation

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The current situation where nations are facing the unprecedented test of combating COVID-19 underlines the importance of having an institution like the UN to harness global efforts, says President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi. (AllAfrica)


Fashion Design Sustains Lemeno

[Botswana Daily News] Salajwe -- Business by its nature and fortune has the ability to sustain one's life and change the future for the better. (AllAfrica)


Mass Elephant Deaths Caused By Bacteria

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Findings on the mortality of 330 elephants around Seronga area between April and July are linked to cyanobacteria, Department of Wildlife and National Parks' Dr Reuben Mmatli has said. (AllAfrica)