• PROPHET T.B JOSHUA FOLLOWERS SWINDLED5

    PILGRIMS LOSE OVER P500,000 TO TRICKY TRAVEL AGENT An unscrupulous Gaborone businessman has swindled scores of unsuspecting followers of Temitope Joshua, a Nigerian prophet popularly known as TB Joshua of over half a million Pula. Prophet TB Joshua’s purported agent, Ishmael Segoea left over 50 pilgrims hoping to visit the Nigeria based Synagogue Church of

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  • ZOMBIE HUNT TURNS VIOLENT4

    There was drama in Gabane Village when angry residents rioted after witch doctors claimed that a man that went missing a month ago was abducted  and turned into a zombie. Tension mounted on Tuesday as a group of over 100 angry villagers dispersed from the customary court under the watchful eyes of police officers and

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  • SOLDIERS THREATEN BDF WITH MASS RESIGNATIONS0

    About 2000 Botswana Defence Force (BDF) lowest ranking soldiers have threatened to resign from the army if they are not promoted by next week Thursday. The Voice investigations have revealed that the 2000 officers between the ranks of private and corporal across the country tendered their resignation letters the second week of July. The disgruntled

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  • Campsite workers cry for help3

    Batshu promises to resolve Okavango Delta campsite workers’ problems The Minister of Labour and Home Affairs Edwin Batshu has promised to resolve problems bedeviling campsite workers in the Okavango Delta, if any. This came after Member of Parliament (MP) for Okavango, Bagalatia Arone asked a question in parliament about the poor working conditions of campsite

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  • GROOVING IN THE GHETTO0

    DJ LA TIMMY TO ROCK GHETTO Arguably Botswana’s disc jockeying beat master and Botswana Television (Btv)’s resident Disc Jockey (DJ) La Timmy is in town. 29-year-old Timothy Sabuta of Kasane is expected to perform at the Lizard Entertainment tomorrow night (Friday). Popularly known for his energy and versatility on the stage, DJ La Timmy is

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  • BOPSSA UNDER 13 TEAMS IN CAMP0

    Botswana Primary Schools Sports Association national under 13 teams are in a two week camp preparing for COSSASA games to be held in Lesotho in this August. Football, volleyball and netball teams were selected recently at BOPSSA national sports competitions which were held in Lobatse. About 90 athletes are on training camp at Artesia School

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  • BBS ROLLS OUT INTERNET BANKING0

    Botswana Building Society (BBS) has finally rolled out the Mobile and Internet Banking facility early this month. BBS’ latest service dubbed ‘Nomad banking’ is expected to accord the financial institution’s clientele the pleasure to transact without setting a foot in the banking hall. This is part of the bank’s drive to find fresh ways of

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  • 15 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE0

    MATEBEJANE CELEBRATE A MILESTONE Matebejana football development club will hold a tournament this Sunday to celebrate their 15 years of existence. Matebejana have produced many professional and national team players among them Jerome Ramatlhakwana, Mosimanyana Moreetsi, Ndiyapo Letsholathebe and Jackie Mothatego. Mochudi Centre Chiefs, Security Systems, BDF XI and the hosts Matebejana will participate in the tournament. Games starts at

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  • BRIDGING THE GAP0

    Kazungula bridge construction to begin in 2014 Construction of the Kazungula Bridge that is expected to ease trade between Botswana and Zambia is expected to begin next year. The call was made recently by the Ministers of Transport for Zambia and Botswana, Yamfwa Mukanga and Nonofo Molefhi, respectively, in Kasane. The proposed Kazungula Bridge construction

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  • BIG WEEKEND 26.07.130

    MISSED OPPORTUNITIES After performing at Botswanacraft in a show that also features his father Steve Dyer and Lister Boleseng, Jazz pianist Bokani Dyer will get ready for the annual Standard Bank Joy of Jazz. The young artist whose father lived in Botswana in 1982-86 was the 2011 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner. Although he

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  • Consumer’s Voice – 26th July 20130

      PHOTOGRAPHER SPOILED OUR WEDDING Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 My husband and I booked a photographer for our wedding photos and videos last year September 2012 hoping that he is a professional. We signed a contract that he will deliver everything within 2 weeks. To our surprise even now he has still not delivered everything.

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  • STAR SHINE1

    YOUNG BLACK AND SUCCESSFUL South African celebrity, Mmatli Mohapelo describes himself as a simple ghetto boy. When the famous actor who has featured in popular dramas and soapies like Scandal and Rhythm City was in Botswana recently, Voice reporter, Daniel Kenosi had a chat with him to find out what makes him tick. Q. Welcome

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  • GU THREATENS PLAYER WITHDRAWAL1

    Gaborone United has written to Botswana Football Association asking to withdraw their players from the national team. United currently has eight players in the national team which according to head coach David Bright has hampered their preparations for the upcoming season. “Our players have never been offseason. They joined the national team before we played

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  • Francistown PPADB offices to be built soon0

    The Assistant Finance Minister has said plans to build the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) offices in Francistown were put on hold due to lack of finances. Speaking in parliament on Monday Vincent Seretse said PPADB considered the project for establishment of satellite offices at major centers across the country during the 2009/10

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  • MAKING ENDS MEET2

    As government strives to ensure that all able bodied destitute and potential destitute step out of poverty, some of the efforts seem to be bearing fruit. This week some of the beneficiaries of the Poverty Eradication Programme (PEP) attended a press conference addressed by Presidential Affairs Minister, Mokgweetsi Masisi, and shared their experiences, challenges and

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  • TRAPPED IN ABUSE1

    Traditionally our society was driven by deep rooted values of righteousness and peace at all levels and this was sustained by a firm belief in conflict resolution principles. This was done through the counsel of aunts and uncles hence our Setswana saying, “ntwakgolo ke ya molomo,” meaning the greatest battle is through dialogue. There is

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  • CHILLIN’ OUT 26.07.132

    MAXY FINDS NEW LOVE Whoever said Maxy is a ‘Maskanta’ and will probably never find love was wrong . I know a lot of you dismissed her when she parted ways with her former lover, the father of her only daughter Gauta, but when that door closed another new door opened and the talented songstress

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  • Merciless uncle sentenced4

    A merciless man escaped a jail term after he was found guilty of breaking his 10-year-old nephew’s teeth in a fit of anger. Boniface Maikati, 27, of Sekao ward in Nata Village learnt it the hard way after hitting his nephew with a fist, breaking his two teeth in the process. Maikati is said to

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  • POVERTY ERADICATION PROGRAMME A SUCCESS- MASISI3

    Presidential Affairs Minister, Mokgweetsi Masisi says the government’s Poverty Eradication P rogramme (PEP) has been a success. Adressing the media this week at the Mass Media complex, Masisi said that of the 45 000 destitute people identified at the launch of the programme in 2009, 15 000 have been enrolled. “I am pleased to make

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR5

    My response to Major General Mokgware’s Interview by the Voice Newspaper. I read an interview in the Voice newspaper given by retired Major General Pius Mokgware. My name was mentioned in the script and I am supposedly junior to Major General Pius Mokgware. I am not sure if Mokgware was correctly quoted as he is

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