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THE LAW, THE ASS AND THE PRIEST

THE LAW, THE ASS AND THE PRIEST

Jun. 13 | Donkey meat lands priest in hot soup DONKEY MEAT New Babylon Apostolic Church in Zion priest, Vuma Munyamana of Francistown has been arrested and charged for trading on donkey meat without a license. Munyamana was summoned to the police after a box of...

FRANCISTOWN FUELTHIEF ARRESTED

FRANCISTOWN FUELTHIEF ARRESTED

Jun. 6 | A man believed to be part of a Francistown based syndicate siphoning fuel from cars at night has been caught, charged and jailed. Josiah Tekere of Aerodrome location in Francistown was nabbed in the early morning hours of Tuesday driving a Corolla which...

NGOMA IN POLITICAL LIMBO

NGOMA IN POLITICAL LIMBO

May. 23 | TIGHT LIPPED: Peter Ngoma Peter Ngoma’s political career has seemingly hit a dead-end amidst President Ian Khama’s serious threats levelled against democrats on a mission to go solo in the upcoming elections. After repeatedly failing to wrestle the...

MULTITUDES AT GUMA LAUNCH

MULTITUDES AT GUMA LAUNCH

May. 19 | DUO: Khama and Moyo People normally say soccer is our national pastime, but looking at the multitudes who attended Guma Moyo’s weekend launch, it is clear that politics is Botswana’s favourite spectator sport. The launch which attracted a lot of people...

WOMAN FORGIVES VIOLENT HUSBAND

WOMAN FORGIVES VIOLENT HUSBAND

May. 9 | ACCUSED: Tiwe Chakata A man who threatened to kill his wife narrowly escaped a jail term last week when the woman decided to drop the charge against him. 49-year-old Tiwe Chakata of Bontleng ward in Mosetse village is said to have warned that he was going...

SASBY HOTEL OFFERS AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION

SASBY HOTEL OFFERS AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION

Apr. 25 |   Customers: Some customers pause for apix 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...

OIL IN TROUBLED WATERS

OIL IN TROUBLED WATERS

Apr. 22 | TB Joshua’s anointing water confiscated at Tlokweng border TB Joshua’s famous anointing water may have the power to heal, cast out demons and overcome life’s problems, but it cannot evade customs duty. Two pilgrims returning from Nigeria with around...

HAVE YOU SEEN HER?

HAVE YOU SEEN HER?

Apr. 18 | POLICE APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC TO HELP FIND MISSING WOMAN MISSING: Senzeni A 61-year-old Senyawe woman allegedly vanished while visiting her daughter in Tutume three weeks ago. Senzeni Martha Johnson disappeared into thin air after she was left home alone...

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 Mbi Mphuchane...

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 order...

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...