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A T-SHIRT TO DIE FOR

A T-SHIRT TO DIE FOR

Jul. 28 | MAUN EAST PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE: Kosta Markus WOMAN ATTEMPTS SUICIDE OVER BDP FREEBIE A siblings’ fight over the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) campaign t-shirt in Maun has tragically ended with one of the sisters hospitalized after she twice...

BOFEPUSO ENDORSES UDC

BOFEPUSO ENDORSES UDC

Jul. 25 | IN SUPPORT: Motshwarakgole Botswana Federation of Public Sector Union (BOFEPUSU) Labour Secretary Johnson Motswarakgole has endorsed the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) as the preferred party to rule. Speaking during the UDC inaugural conference...

MATLHABAPHIRI WANTS ME DEAD

MATLHABAPHIRI WANTS ME DEAD

Jul. 25 | Love rival accuses minister of murder plot The Marriage wrecking war between Assistant minister of Presidential Affairs and Public administration, Gaotlhaetse Matlhabaphiri and his rival Simon Tafi is far from over. This seemed to be the damning implication...

GROOVING IN THE GHETTO

GROOVING IN THE GHETTO

Jul. 25 | SABC I RESIDENT DJ TO ROCK GHETTO South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) I’s resident DJ, The Josh (Joshua Kennedy Classens) will tonight (Friday) set Francistown’s Lizard Entertainment ablaze. Classens is a resident DJ for the SABC I programme,...

MOTSWALEDI ELECTED UDC DEPUTY PRESIDENT

MOTSWALEDI ELECTED UDC DEPUTY PRESIDENT

Jul. 25 | RUNNING MATE: Motswaledi Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) President Gomolemo Motswaledi has been elected the deputy president of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). He was unanimously elected at the inaugural conference of the UDC in Serowe...

CHILLIN’ OUT 25.07.2014

CHILLIN’ OUT 25.07.2014

Jul. 25 | CULTURE SPEARS RE-GROUPING Traditional group Culture Spears are apparently on the verge of regrouping and facing the future together again. After months of reported cracks in the Kulenyane empire, with the demise of Tripple R and original member Thembeni...

WHERE IS WARONA?

WHERE IS WARONA?

Jul. 25 | GEARED FOR SUCCESS: Setshwaelo LOCAL GIRL BUILDING HER REPUTATION IN HOLLYWOOD Remember that lady who represented Botswana in the Big Brother Africa 2003 edition? Yes; Warona Setshwaelo. After making the country proud by being one of the last inmates...

SUSPECTED NALEDI MOTORS P1MILLION THIEVES NABBED

SUSPECTED NALEDI MOTORS P1MILLION THIEVES NABBED

Jul. 25 |  -FRAUDSTERS SIPHONED P1M OUT OF CAR DEALERSHIP IN 2 MONTHS BACK TO JAIL: Brinnel Stock -DIRECTORS UNAWARE OF TRANSACTIONS UNTILL POLICE TIP-OFF A gang of suspected fraudsters in a scam that cost Naledi Motors close to P1million looked startled in the...

BIG WEEKEND 25.07.2014

BIG WEEKEND 25.07.2014

Jul. 25 | LOVE HIP HOP FEST For the first time in this country rappers would have an opportunity to gauge themselves at a first ever Hip Hop Concert billed for 2nd August at Airport Junction. For a genre that has steadily grown over the years and becoming a source...

PREMIER SKILLS BEARING FRUIT IN PALAPYE

PREMIER SKILLS BEARING FRUIT IN PALAPYE

Jul. 25 | YOUNG TALENT: A kid during training at Morwalela Premier Skills; a collaborative innovative coaching project between the Premier League and the British Council is turning lives around in Palapye. At the fore front of the initiative is Barobi Ngwako, a...

THEY STOLE OUR LAND

THEY STOLE OUR LAND

Jul. 25 | TWO MONTHS LATER: Dry dam cum excavation site NOW THEY STEAL WATER FROM FARMERS  When will we ever learn…? When they came into our tribal farming land, I raised concern. I wrote about the high electric fences which were springing everywhere in...

BOGUS COPS BUSTED

BOGUS COPS BUSTED

Jul. 25 | Dennis Tabulawa A team of two men and two women who posed as police officers and seized goods and cash from an unsuspecting informal trader in Francistown last month have been exposed. With two of them male ones clad in a complete Botswana Police Service...

I WAS LIKE A DOG SEEING A BONE

I WAS LIKE A DOG SEEING A BONE

Jul. 25 | RAPE SUSPECT: Gofamodimo Tautsogae Rapist claims 15- year old niece seduced him A 54-year- old man who raped his teenage niece has blamed the then standard six schoolgirl of enticing him into having sex. Gofamodimo Tautsogae of Block Four in Francistown...

LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST

LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST

Jul. 25 | At the confluence of two flooded rivers, when the mighty waters converge into one, there is an explosion of water that threatens to sweep all that lies in its path away. It is an image that came to mind as I thought about this week’s story from the...

RIP NADINE GORDIMER

RIP NADINE GORDIMER

Jul. 25 | On 13 July 2014, South African writer, Nobel Laureate,  and political activist, Nadine Gordimer died in her sleep at her home in Johannesburg. She was 90 years old. She started writing out of loneliness. Gordimer’s mother took her out of school when...

NEEDY MOTHER SEEKS KHAMA’S INTERVENTION

NEEDY MOTHER SEEKS KHAMA’S INTERVENTION

Jul. 25 | SENDING OUT AN SOS: Mochudi A 41 year old needy mother has appealed to The Voice to help her get the attention of the Office of the President in an attempt to get help for her 16 -year- old daughter. An Ipelegeng worker (government self help scheme),...

DESPERATE MEASURES

DESPERATE MEASURES

Jul. 25 | READY FOR ACTION: Phiri RETIRED SEX WORKER FORCED TO LAUNCH A CAREER COMEBACK A retired Francistown commercial sex worker has been forced to contemplate a revival of her profession after she was recently thrown out of the family home at Somerset East. 44-year-old...

FC TSHIRELETSO CATCHES BRISTOL CITY’S EYE

FC TSHIRELETSO CATCHES BRISTOL CITY’S EYE

Jul. 25 | ON TOP FORM: Tshireletso (L) English side Bristol City would not be signing any player from Botswana.  However given an opportunity City Manager Steve Cotterill would snap up Mochudi Centre Chiefs forward Lemponye Tshireletso. The speedy striker scored...

P200 FINE FOR STABBING EX-BOYFRIEND

P200 FINE FOR STABBING EX-BOYFRIEND

Jul. 25 | CHARGED: Takwe After spending a week in jail to await sentencing, a young woman who stabbed her ex with a knife breathed a sigh of relief when she got away with a P200 fine and a suspended prison sentence. Francistown Magistrate Dumisani Basupi’s courtroom...

BFA’S LEGAL BRAINS AT WAR

BFA’S LEGAL BRAINS AT WAR

Jul. 25 | Pusoentsi BFA President and Legal Advisor fallout Botswana Football Association’s legal advisor Onkagetse Pusoentsi has decided to boycott the association’s Annual General Meeting this coming Saturday after alleged fallout with his principal Tebogo...