• Dow for Unity0

      Mochudi West Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Parliamentary Candidate Dr Unity Dow fields questions from The Voice readers. Q. Checks MphoSelato: What are your intentions for the youth in Artesia? A. The question is too broad. If the question relates to the economic prospects of the youth in the village my view is that the

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  • WHAT HIT ME?0

    WOMAN IN BLOODY ASSAULT NEVER WOKE DURING ATTACK A Francistown woman awoke last week to find that she had been battered to a pulp suffering a cracked jaw and broken nose in a mystery attack. 36-year-old Mbi Mphuchane was fast asleep and did not wake up when an assailant broke into her home and struck,

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  • Tonight is ladies’ night at dumela0

    All roads will tonight (Friday) be leading to the secluded and hassle-free hangout joint, Dumela Lodge situated in the outskirts of Francistown for the incredible Friday Night Out gig. Popular DJ Cue (Puso) told Grooving in the Ghetto that the gig is expected to launch the transition from summer into autumn. “It is a new

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  • I’m so hurt that I’m not good enough for my man0

      Dear Gase, I’ve been with my boyfriend for almost 11 years and he treats me and my children very well. And even though I work, he still provides for most things. Then a few months ago I found out he was seeing some other girl. If we’re out together and she is there, he

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  • I’m afraid to have sex0

    Dear Gase, I’m a 20-year-old woman with a lovely boyfriend who I’ve been dating for a year. The problem is I’m scared of sex so am still a virgin. My friends say I should have done it by now but I’m scared of the pain. My boyfriend is very kind and told me I don’t

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  • My friend is being abused0

      Dear Gase, I’m 16 and worried about my best friend. She’s been with her boyfriend for over a year now but he is a control freak. They argue every day, he constantly checks her phone, she’s not allowed to talk to any other boys, and isn’t allowed to see us at the weekend. If

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  • Natale’s notorious slaughter house0

      Natale, a little sleepy village on the outskirts of Francistown has not been spared from the recent torrential rains that fell in most parts of the country. With a poor gravel road connecting the village to the main tarred road seriously affected, motorists found an alternative connection that cuts through the village. This new

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  • Woman Bites rapist penis0

      A woman who was allegedly raped by a Francistown man masquerading as a Good Samaritan bit him on the penis to escape. On Sunday night at around 10pm the woman who was on transit to Tutume from Gaborone via Francistown took instant revenge against her alleged rapist by biting the man on his genitals

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  • The issue of refundable lobola0

      I remember seeing a sign in a shop selling delicate glass ornaments that read: ‘Please ask for assistance. If you BREAK it, we consider it SOLD to you.’ I was reminded of that whilst writing this week’s column, which deals with the generally accepted notion that lobola is not refundable. Naturally this attitude was

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  • F/town registers high number of STIs0

      Francistown is leading in numbers of Sexually Transmitted Illnesses. This startling revelation was made by YOHO representative Mandla Pule during the Botswana Defence Force(BDF)  Month of Youth Against Aids Day commemoration last weekend. The event was held at the BDF Donga camp under the theme ‘Zero new HIV infections, Zero discrimination and Zero HIV/AIDS

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  • KHAMA VOICES OPINION ON POLL0

    President Ian Khama Seretse Khama says the current power crisis is to contribute towards the loss of his popularity. Addressing a BDP rally over the weekend in Jwaneng, Khama commented on The Voice opinion poll which showed his popularity at an all-time low. He said, “I hear there is a newspaper that reports that my

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  • FUB REPORTS ECCO TO FIFA0

    Footballers Union of Botswana (FUB) has reported financially-troubled ECCO City Greens to the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) over the deregistration of Mandlaenkosi ‘Sukunyetsa’ Sibanda. Kgosana Masaseng, the Head of Communications at FUB confirmed the development saying the union wrote a letter to the world football governing body a week ago in a bid

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  • Actor to launch a forum for artists0

    Worried about the declining state of theatre and general art industry in Botswana, a Francistown based actor has decided to come up with an art forum where artists will have an opportunity to share ideas. Expected to be dubbed ‘Behind the Good Great Minds’, the actor Kealeboga Pushy Tsheko said the Backstage-Chart forum will provide

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  • Misconceptions of New Writers0

      I’ve been lucky enough to have been chosen to be a mentor for a writer in the Pan-African Witticism programme. One thing I learned long ago when in another life I was a science teacher, is the best way to truly understand a subject is to attempt to teach it to someone else. The

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  • Traditional doctor detained for murder0

      Maun Police are investigating a murder case in which a 28 -year- old woman died after drinking a concoction she was allegedly given by a well know traditional doctor. Maun Police Acting Station Commander Assistant Superintendent Zhabi Hulela said that the deceased together with her 38- year- old auto mechanic boyfriend approached the traditional

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  • FIVE GOAL REWARD0

    Tafic striker Tendai Nyamadzawo’s astonishing five- goal jackpot against Orapa United not only earned him a place in Premier League history – it also netted him P500 as the Capital Bank Man of the Match. Kicking off the newly introduced award in spectacular style, Tendai received the cash from Capital Bank’s Francistown branch manager Jay

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  • My star contestant to hoist F/Town Flag0

      Francistown’s representative at the ongoing My Star 2014 competition, Mpho Kwambala has vowed to do everything in her power to ensure that this year’s title will be kept in the country’s second city. The 20-year-old Tonota-born sassy lady said she is practicing hard on daily basis in order to fulfill her quest of winning

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  • Round two goes to Boko and UDC, again0

      Voters in The Voice ongoing opinion poll have continued to show confidence in both the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and its president Duma Boko. A weekly survey that seeks to gauge the popularity of political parties and their presidents shows  Boko who topped the poll by 48% last week widening his margin against

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  • Fondo gives free education

    Fondo gives free education0

    BOMU award winning Club Dj Fondo Fire will be in Molepolole this coming weekend where he will entertain revelers for two nights at Ozone Molepolole. According to the Manager Georges Masisi the 2013 and 2014 award winner started his club career in 2000 at Night Shift before going to Grand West and Satchmos Jazz club

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  • Signed International brings back Kago

    Signed International brings back Kago0

    His unexpected death made front page news last year and has left many with unanswered questions. Former RB2 presenter and BTv news reader Kago Setshogo was brought back to life this past Friday. The premier of Signed International saw the talented and ambitious Setshogo mingle with locals in the talent search programme. Producers of the

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