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WHAT HIT ME?

WHAT HIT ME?

Mar. 24 | WOMAN IN BLOODY ASSAULT NEVER WOKE DURING ATTACK BLOODY EVIDENCE: Mbi’s night dress 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...

KFC AND SOS CHARITY DEAL BEARS FRUIT

KFC AND SOS CHARITY DEAL BEARS FRUIT

Mar. 12 | JOINT VENTURE: KFC and SOS staff. Add Hope, a charitable campaign deal between KFC and SOS children village in Francistown, has gained momentum since its enactment in December last year. An initiative by KFC, aimed at fighting hunger through collecting...

FCC ON GHOST STAFF HUNT

FCC ON GHOST STAFF HUNT

Mar. 7 | FRESH START: Civil servants registering their names Public service came to a standstill last week after the Francistown city council ordered its entire staff to re-register their names, apparently to flush out ghost employees. The fresh registration...

ZURICH OUTLINES ITS MANDATE

ZURICH OUTLINES ITS MANDATE

Feb. 21 | PROUD: Moorad Zurich Botswana, an Insurance broker that has been operating in the country for more than three decades says its success is measured in provision of good and reliable customer service. Speaking during a customer day meant to meet and engage...

BUILDERS WAREHOUSE DONATES POULTRY HOUSE

BUILDERS WAREHOUSE DONATES POULTRY HOUSE

Feb. 14 | STARTING POINT: Day old chicks Just five months after opening its doors in Francistown, Builders Warehouse, a company that deals in a wide range of building materials, donated a poultry farm for Aerodrome Primary School. A division of Wal-Mart, the company...

VICTIM OF A BRUTAL EMPLOYER

VICTIM OF A BRUTAL EMPLOYER

Nov. 18 | HELPLESS: Gift Ncube Zimbabwean man shot after asking for his pay looses both his arms All he wanted was his pay, instead his employer took a gun and shot him four times, breaking his arms. Both were later amputated at Mahalapye hospital. “I may be...

CHARITY RIDE RAISES FUNDS FOR ORPHANS

CHARITY RIDE RAISES FUNDS FOR ORPHANS

Oct. 20 | HEROES WELCOME: Children welcoming cyclists arriving at the Mokubilocentre If seven cyclists pedal for five hours to cover 125 km as a fund raising project to raise money for orphaned children – how much will they collect? Once the maths has been done...

JAILED FOR MISSING NEPHEW

JAILED FOR MISSING NEPHEW

Sep. 20 | Caged: Rapoo Rapoo Bitsang of Semotswane Village near Tonota has been languishing in jail for almost a year now after his Zimbabwean girlfriend vanished with his 8-year-old nephew. The mother of the boy, reported her son missing sometimes last year and...

STEALING WOMAN NABBED

STEALING WOMAN NABBED

Aug. 30 | A thieving woman was recently caught red handed with a brick of cheese and 16 containers of shoe polish stuffed in her handbag. Jane Tabulawa of Selepa in Francistown was arrested by Pick-n-Pay Supermarket security guards who saw her in action on CCTV...

WAITING FOR GOVERNMENT RESCUE

WAITING FOR GOVERNMENT RESCUE

Aug. 16 |   WAITING FOR HELP: Basinyi Nini Poor old happy chap pins hope on Khama’s Housing Appeal Scheme. Living alone is not a problem for old man Basinyi Nini of Natale village near Francistown. All he needs is a proper shelter. At the age of 85,...

CHILLIN’ OUT 09.08.13

CHILLIN’ OUT 09.08.13

Aug. 9 | IS DAN TSHANDA UP FOR POVERTY ERADICATION? Botswana artists often relocate to South Africa in search of greener pastures. When they reach SA, they often stay there for good. Examples of such artists are too many to name. The above scenario therefore is...

FREAK OF NATURE

FREAK OF NATURE

Aug. 9 | Mambo goat gives birth to two legged kid Mambo residents in the north east district recently got the shock of their lives when a goat owned by a village farmer gave birth to a kid with two legs. The twin kid was born on Saturday last week in the evening...

TENT STEALING REFUGEES NABBED

TENT STEALING REFUGEES NABBED

Jul. 19 | Ncube Two asylum seekers from the neighbouring Zimbabwe were last week dragged before a Francistown magistrate court for allegedly stealing a tent at Dukwi refugee camp. Lucky Nkobi, 30 and Shadrack Ncube, 18 were nabbed for allegedly stealing a P2, 500...

PRIMARY SCHOOL CELEBRATES CENTENARY

PRIMARY SCHOOL CELEBRATES CENTENARY

Jun. 28 | Celebrating 100 years of existence for Magapatona primary was a blessing because the school received numerous donations from well wishers. Construction & Civils Africa, a company owned by Motona Malensi an alumni of the school donated 15 computers...

US COMPANY FINANCE LOCAL BUSINESS

US COMPANY FINANCE LOCAL BUSINESS

Jun. 21 | HAPPY WITH PROGRESS: Bhatnagar and Macala at Jamataka Village For local entrepreneur Abigal Macala the saying, ‘money makes the world go round,’ became true when she received a loan from a California based organization KIVA. The Borolong based trader...

MINISTER URGES LIONS CLUB TO BE MEDIA FRIENDLY

MINISTER URGES LIONS CLUB TO BE MEDIA FRIENDLY

Jun. 14 | Top table: Muzila, Pennasani and Min Molefhe The Minister of Transport Communications, Nonofo Molefhe has called upon the Lions Clubs to involve the media on their activities. Speaking at the change of baton dinner ceremony held at Thapama Hotel over...

INNOVATIVE SHOPLIFTERS NABBED AND FINED

INNOVATIVE SHOPLIFTERS NABBED AND FINED

May. 24 | Thieves: Doreen-and-Miriam Two female innovative shop lifters who used a pouch that can not be detected by the electronic sensory system were recently nabbed and fined. The two women from Zimbabwe stole children’s clothes worth P1099 at Ackermans clothing...

IS THIS THE MAN?

IS THIS THE MAN?

May. 3 | DANGERZONE: The suspects area of operation VILLAGERS IN FEAR AS KILLER RAPIST TERRORIZES SEBINA AREA Some say he is tall, some swear he is short, some say he is dark in complexion, others believe he is light -some have even named him. Amongst the confusion...

WRONGLY LASHED ZIM MAN TO SUE

WRONGLY LASHED ZIM MAN TO SUE

Mar. 29 | LASHED: Khulekani A Zimbabwean man who was wrongly lashed after he was mistaken for an illegal migrant was contemplating a lawsuit against the state for the unnecessary pain infliction and trauma. Khulekani Ndhlovu,26, from Tsholotsho had five lashes...

I WAS BEWITCHED, MURDER SUSPECT

I WAS BEWITCHED, MURDER SUSPECT

Mar. 16 | CHARGED: Willie A 27-year-old man from Natale village who is being accused of killing his girlfriend has blamed the deceased’s relatives for bewitching him. Musa Willie told a fully packed court when he appeared before Francistown principal magistrate,...