• ‘Habitual thief’ remanded pending sentencing

    ‘Habitual thief’ remanded pending sentencing0

    A Francistown man, who confessed to breaking into a shop and stealing cash amounting to P7 656, was last Thursday remanded in custody in the Francistown magistrates’ court. 27-year-old Tumelano Poloko of Newstands, was convicted on his own plea of guilty to the offences of shop breaking and theft when he appeared before Francistown magistrate

  • Botash MD’s mistress excapes prison

    Botash MD’s mistress excapes prison0

      Receives suspended sentence over intimidation charge Found guilty on charges of intimidation, the bitter, disgruntled and cash hungry former mistress of Botswana Ash MD MontwediMphathi,narrowly escaped spending a year behind bars. In a case which first hit the headlines in January last year as the MD’s sex secrets were exposed, One Gwafila, 36, of

  • Police officers perish in helicopter crash

    Police officers perish in helicopter crash0

    The Botswana Police Service helicopter which has been missing for the past three days was finally found and reported crashed  on Wednesday. The helicopter which carried Superintendent Keokeditswe Sobatha from Molepolole, Assistant Superintendent Shepherd Ntobedzi from Kalakamati village and Inspector Ricardo Modiri Mabotho from Lekgolobotlo disappeared between Gumare and Maun on Sunday evening. It was

  • Ready to serve

    Ready to serve0

      Isaac Davids is not new into politics. He has represented Mochudi East at parliament level before. He is now seeking another term to represent the constituency under Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). He opens up in an interview in a candid interview with The Voice. Q: Mr. Davids, briefly tell us about your political

  • Fanfare and pomp expected at Olopeng’s weekend launch

    Fanfare and pomp expected at Olopeng’s weekend launch0

    Botswana Democratic Party parliamentary candidate Thapelo Olopeng will be launched this Saturday at Tonota bus rank. The main speaker will be former Vice President Lieutenant General Mompati Merafhe. Olopeng defeated his rival Deputy Speaker Pono Moatlhodi in the primary elections by 3 472 to 2196 votes. Moatlhodi appealed the results citing irregularities and demanded a re-run but it

  • BCP’s youthful Keorapetse beats veterans

    BCP’s youthful Keorapetse beats veterans0

    In Selebi-Phikwe West BCP’s Dithapelo Keorapetse claimed the top spot in The Voice opinion poll with 47% of the popular vote this week. But right behind the BCP youth league president in second position was veteran politician Moeti Mohwsa of the UDC with 43% while BDP’s candidate Opelo Makhandlela trailed behind with a paltry 10%.

  • Left holding the keys

    Left holding the keys0

    Brian ‘Tichabona’ Moyo swears he will never set foot in South Africa again after his minibus was hijacked at Diepkloof, Soweto. Moyo had transported 30 church members from Francistown on Saturday during the Easter Holidays. He said it was his seventh time transporting congregation members to SA but he has never had such a horrible

  • BPC Accountant pleads guilty to 35 theft charges 

    BPC Accountant pleads guilty to 35 theft charges 0

    Botswana Power Corporation employee Kenneth Maruapula has pleaded guilty to charges of stealing. On different occasions between December 2010 and March 2012 Maruapula, 34 stole money amounting to P567 145.86 during his employment tenure as an accountant with the financially struggling power utility A Francistown based private lawyer Kenneth Obeng  however tried to pass the

  • Govt. splash P293M on poverty eradication programmes

    Govt. splash P293M on poverty eradication programmes0

    In 2009 President Ian Khama mooted the idea of eradicating poverty in Botswana. Government through the Office of the President (OP) launched a programme aimed at eradicating poverty targeting at least 45 000 beneficiaries. To date OP has a fully fledged programme under its office called the Poverty Eradication Programme. Although much credit is given

  • Missing man mystery

    Missing man mystery0

    Luke Ntekolang, expressed his love for Nokia but surprisingly he left behind his two Nokia mobile phones when he unceremoniously vanished from home a week ago. 55 year-old Ntekolang who is an engineer employed by Nyangabwe Referral Hospital, left his two Nokia mobile phones at home next to a strange note which simply read, “The

  • Mahalapye youth group improves lives

    Mahalapye youth group improves lives0

      Mahalapye youth group Mafia Sdthoko Diponeng has pledged to help the underprivileged of their village. Spokesperson of the group Tsholofelo Sebele says the group raises funds through youth friendly activities like sport. During the Easter Holidays a friendly beach volleyball tournament was played by Mahalapye River bank adjacent to the O Zone night club.

  • Batawana clamp down on devil worshippers

    Batawana clamp down on devil worshippers0

      “They told us that there is something that sucks blood from their breasts after undressing and they do enjoy the pleasure but there is nothing we can do.” Batawana have taken a decision to close the Satanist cave behind Maun General Clinic. Speaking during a fully packed kgotla meeting addressed by the District Commissioner

  • Tuskers ladies side off to a flying start

    Tuskers ladies side off to a flying start0

      Francistown based Tuskers Rugby Club has registered a ladies rugby side to play in the ongoing Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) Ladies League. After a four-year lay off from active rugby due to financial difficulties, Tuskers rugby club are back with a bang. Tuskers are trying their hand at ladies rugby after recruiting players from

  • Seeing is believing

    Seeing is believing0

    BTV to screen title decider in two live broadcasts Armchair fans of the Botswana Premier League are in for a treat in a Super Saturday of televised action as the league reches its final day climax. BTV have gone out of their way to televise the games that are likely to decide who finishes the

  • Horse owners’ threat to pull out of the Mascom Horse Race

    Horse owners’ threat to pull out of the Mascom Horse Race0

      As expected, thousands of people thronged the Shashe Horse Track to witness the exciting annual Mascom Horse Race on Saturday. The one-day event had three countries – Botswana, Namibia and new entrants Lesotho – taking part in an event that was marred by controversy. The event kicked-off late with Batswana horse owners demanding that

  • Spar takes over foodlovers

    Spar takes over foodlovers0

    Food Lovers Market stores in Botswana may soon be in the hands of long time retail players, Spar chain of supermarkets. Employees at the relatively new retail supermarket which operates two stores in Gaborone were served with a memo this week informing them of the impending change that is expected to take place by May

  • Making ends meet

    Making ends meet0

    Hard financial times have called Batswana to take drastic measures to cope with the ever increasing high cost of living and the fact that salaries are not increasing in line with inflation.  Voice Money took to the streets of Francistown to find out how the ordinary men and women on the streets are making ends

  • Consumer’s Voice

    Consumer’s Voice0

    Dear Consumer’s Voice  I have a situation which I need you to help me out with. Last year I borrowed some money from a certain woman who operates as a loan ‘shark’. The amount in total was P1,300. It took me a bit of time to repay her back due to circumstances and I defaulted

  • Consumer’s Voice

    Consumer’s Voice0

    Dear Consumer’s Voice I bought five clothing items from someone through her Facebook page last June and I got all the five items that I had ordered. However one pair of shoes for P250 was the wrong size and colour so we agreed that I return it for exchange. I returned the shoes and requested

  • Sasby Hotel offers affordable accommodation

    Sasby Hotel offers affordable accommodation0

      If you find yourself stranded without accommodation while travelling from Botswana to Johannesburg, Sasby Hotel could always be a secure, ideal and affordable place to call home. The hotel is situated in the heart of Johannesburg along the President Avenue and Polly Street, just some few blocks from the famous Carlton centre. Because of


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