• COURT TO RULE ON P200 000 MARRIAGE WRECKING DEMAND6

    A Botswana Defence Force(BDF) soldier has demanded P200 000 from Emmanuel Makgetho an unemployed man of Botshabelo ward in Maun for marriage wrecking Appearing before Kgosi Charles Letsholathebe of Maun Customary Court on Wednesday afternoon, 40- year-old Tuelo Gaogane, from the Donga Barracks told the packed court that Makgetho has had an ongoing  affair with

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  • DISPOSSESSED20

    Sexaxa evictions leave Granny, 104, homeless 17 families were left homeless on Friday following Tawana Land board demolition of homes at an illegal settlement  in  Sixaxa, 15 kilometres north of Maun. Amongst those who were rendered homeless was a 104- year old grandmother, Maleshoane Kedisaletse who told The Voice that she did not have any

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  • HUNTING EXPEDITION GONE WRONG3

    Maun man charged for shooting wife and son A Maun man from Sedie ward has been slapped with two counts of negligence for shooting his wife and child by mistake on a hunting expedition Gabanathuso Sarefo, 63 failed to take proper precautions against any probable danger from a 12 gauge loaded gun which went off

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  • BRING BACK THE UNDERWEAR12

    Jilted lover demands gifts from ex-boyfriend A jilted lover, Gaaratwe Lebekwe has filed a court case against her ex-boyfriend Phetogo Poonyane demanding underwear and other items she bought for him. Presenting her case before Urban Court President Dikwalo Monametsi on Tuesday, Lebekwe who is employed as a cleaner at the Gaborone City Council demanded back

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  • INDIGENOUS FARMERS BEMOAN BMC DEMISE1

    During the two day Letsema conference which was held in Francistown recently a group of farmers were overheard discussing issues concerning the beef industry and their future. Talking over what seemed to be a sumptuous lunch which included beef, they spoke of how even though were enjoying the meat they had become impoverished over the

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  • PENSIONER IN GRAND DAUGHTER RAPE CHARGE5

    A frail and slightly deaf 71-year-old man from Tonota appeared in court recently to answer to a charge of repeatedly raping his school going  granddaughter since 2009. Onyaditse Ramosesane who plead not guilty to the rape charge before Francistown Chief Magistrate Peggy Madandume denied ever having  sexual intercourse with his 10- year-old grandchild. In his

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  • OURS OR MINE0

    We are emerging from a society that did not place that much importance on ownership of assets because there was an unwritten law that, “You may own but we shall all use.” This was the case with such issues as farming land (masimo) and drinking wells (didiba), but confusion arose when the concept was applied

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  • GIVE ME A HOUSE3

    Accident victim demands compensation from former Chinese employers A 27- year- old wheelchair bound woman, is demanding a house from her former employers Zhongghan Engineering and Construction which also trades as China Jiangxi. Zhonggan Construction pledged six houses while China Jiangsu pledged four for President Khama’s Housing Appeal and Lebogang Lewatle is demanding one of

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  • FEEDBACK3

    NO MERCY FOR RAPIST Maun lad, Onkutlwile Tirelo, 24, together with neighbours, took matters into their own hands literally to administer a form of justice readers believed was fitting to the crime (rape). They beat and ‘castrated’ a caught-in-the-act rapist. “Big up Tirelo. Good job, I hope this manhood will never function again. Thanks man,

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  • THE VOICE IS NUMBER ONE1

    THE FIGURES SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES SO DO OUR READERS AND ADVERTISERS Weekly distribution of Botswana newspapers as verified by the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) of South Africa 1) The Voice  – 29 095 2) Botswana Gazette – 19 814 3) Botswana Guardian – 19 004 4) Midweek Sun – 16 080 5) The Monitor – 14 332 6) Mmegi – 10 349 MOST POPULAR FACEBOOK PAGE WITH 37390

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  • STROKE AMBASSADOR1

    Stroke survivor launches war against the disease A touching story of Bakhwi Kablay, a Motswana woman who battled a stroke attack and is now on her way to full recovery is a true testimony that where there is a will there is  way. 39- year- old Kablay’s determination to get recover from the throes of

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  • COPS SHOT MY FRIEND DEAD AT CLOSE RANGE4

    Eyewitness in Mahalapye shoot out speaks out A traumatised Mahalapye man who witnessed police shot his friend at close range has spoken of his night of horror as family members accused officers of cold-blooded murder. Moatlhodi Tumelo, 30, related details of the ruthless shooting, claiming his friend was an innocent victim of police brutality. He

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  • DOMBOSHABA FESTIVAL 20120

    DUKWI REFUGEES TO PERFORM AT DOMBOSHABA Three traditional dance groups from Dukwi Refugee Camp will add spice to the Domboshaba Cultural Festival as the popular annual celebration celebrates its 14th edition this holiday weekend. The initiative to invite the groups from Zimbabwe, Angola and Namibia is part of a move by the United Nations High

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  • TRADITIONAL DOCTOR SUES POLICE FOR P5 MILLION10

    Healer turned informer seeks damages for injury in cops shoot out drama A traditional doctor’s plot to net a P20 000 police reward by helping the cops arrest a wanted armed robber has backfired and left him injured and suing. Forward Fox, 33, launched his P5 million lawsuit against the police four years ago after

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  • KILL OR BE KILLED0

    Murder suspect claims self defence Murder accused, Tumelo Ithabanele claimed on Wednesday that a fatal stab he administered to a 20-year-old Mahalapye lad was a matter of ‘kill or be killed.’ “The only thing I can confirm is that I had no prior intention to kill. He was on top of me and he was

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  • INDEPENDENCE FOOTBALL0

    *Tafic takes on GNT in Independence football extravaganza Football lovers will on Sunday be treated to a free football feast courtesy of Building Material Suppliers (BMS) who are sponsoring this year’s Independence Cup to the tune of P20 500 The main attraction of the soccer spectacle will feature former Premier League side Great North Tigers

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  • NOTORIOUS SUSPECTS DENIED BAIL0

    Two men who are highly suspected of being responsible for most armed robberies and burglaries in Francistown and surrounding areas this week found themselves at pains to convince the court to grant them bail. Leonard Mabutho , 40 a former convict and jail breaker and Kwaeta Mbikiwa 22 who appeared before Magistrate Thebeetsile Molalu tried in vain for over

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  • The Art of Waiting0

    • MYOB
    • September 28, 2012

    I never thought I would say this, but I almost miss queuing to buy a stamp in the Francistown Post Office.  I’m a white guy. You probably figured that out already if you glanced at the picture next to my by-line, but I thought I should mention it anyway before writing on today’s topic –

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  • ASK GASE 28/09/121

    He’s sleeping with both of  us under the same roof Dear Gase, I am a lady of 29 years involved with a man of 35. We live together and have two kids. I have another child from my previous relationship and he also has a child. We have been together for the last seven years.

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  • U NDI PE! NDI KUPE! TAFIC NEWS0

    Tafic coach Dominic Changwe on Wednesday night expressed delight at the three points his boys won away to Santos in a Be Mobile Premier League fixture at Molepolole Sports Complex. “I am happy with the three points we have got from this game. Three points are always a good thing but I would have liked

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