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LESOTHO JOINS MASCOM HORSE RACE

LESOTHO JOINS MASCOM HORSE RACE

Apr. 18 | RARING TO GO: Riders prepare for Derby Day More than 10 000 people are expected to enjoy Maun cuisine, fashion and horse racing during the 2014 Mascom National Derby at the Shashe Horse Track in Maun on Sunday. Second only to the Toyota Kalahari...

Grandfather in court for looting choppies

Grandfather in court for looting choppies

Apr. 11 | A 70- year old grandfather was last week amongst the 18 accused people who appeared before Maun Chief Magistrate Mompati Taolo facing a charge of theft. Khutsafalo Sephothe was arrested together with the others for plundering Choppies Supermarket...

The Dark Horse of Maun West

The Dark Horse of Maun West

Apr. 11 | DETERMINED: George Lubinda The dark horse in the Maun West constituency George Lubinda is likely to cause a major upset in the upcoming general elections. The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) representative has not been under the spotlight while...

Hell’s Angels

Hell’s Angels

Apr. 11 | CAVE DWELLERS: Police with the accused POLICE REMOVE 12 CHILDREN FROM SATANIST CAVE IN MAUN The cave underneath the Maun General Clinic in Borolong ward, Maun has been turned into a prayer site for Satanists. On Tuesday afternoon police removed 12 apparently...

LUCKY ESCAPE

LUCKY ESCAPE

Apr. 11 | Shakawe Police are investigating a case involving a 32-year-old Shakawe Primary School teacher who nearly drowned when his car was submerged in the Okavango river. Acting Station Commander Assistant Superitandant Amos Solomon said that they suspect that...

BDF MOVES TO CLIP ARTISTS AND ATHLETES WINGS

BDF MOVES TO CLIP ARTISTS AND ATHLETES WINGS

Apr. 4 | COMMANDER: Lt. G. Galebotswe Recording artists and athletes who ply their trade outside the army have been dealt a heavy blow by the Botswana Defence Force savingram prohibiting them from engaging in personal businesses. The savingram that was signed...

MAUN ABBATOIR TO SUPPLY ANGOLA

MAUN ABBATOIR TO SUPPLY ANGOLA

Mar. 28 | HAPPY: Mothobi Farmers in the Ngami area have every reason to smile following a fruitful visit by Angolan businessmen who expressed their keenness to strike an import deal with Botswana Meat Commission. The abattoir’s Manager Mothobi Mothobi said the...

Traditional doctor detained for murder

Traditional doctor detained for murder

Mar. 21 | 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...

DRUNK DRIVER HITS PEDESTRIAN

DRUNK DRIVER HITS PEDESTRIAN

Mar. 19 | A 30 year old Engineer at Water Affairs in Maun will appear before Maun Magistrate Court after hitting a 27 year old woman of Chobe ward with a car last week. Maun Police Acting Station Commander Assistant Superintendant Zhabi Hulela told The Voice that...

PROPHET OR PLAYA?

PROPHET OR PLAYA?

Mar. 10 | SCORNED WIFE: Olerato Elias Wife accuses prophet T.P. Elias of sexual misconduct with church ‘sisters’ Couple argue over missing condoms and morning after pills The angry wife of a flamboyant local Prophet Thato Patrick Elias of Gates of Heaven...

CHILD RAPISTJAILED FOR 12 YEARS

CHILD RAPISTJAILED FOR 12 YEARS

Feb. 28 |   CONVICTED: Mothapisa Tseladioka A 41- year- old rapist from Sehithwa village was this week sent away to jail for 12 years. Maun Magistrate Court convicted Mothapisa Tseladioka on the charge of raping a 12- year standard seven pupil on the 11th...

Feb. 21 | He shouted ‘Fire In Jesus name’ while doing it   UNHOLY MAN: Mathews Kamboyi A- 25- year- old Pastor from Zambia was on Monday sentenced to nine strokes of the cane by the Kasane Magistrate Court for indecent assault. Pastor Mathews Kamboyi,...

ZIM HALTS LIVE CATTLE IMPORT

ZIM HALTS LIVE CATTLE IMPORT

Feb. 21 | ON HOLD: Live cattle export Exportation of live cattle from Ngamiland to Zimbabwe has been suspended. The suspension comes after Zimbabwe suspended all imports and the move has affected the trade of live cattle which has benefited farmers in Ngamiland...

Six teachers suspend at Shakawe Snr for love affairs with students

Six teachers suspend at Shakawe Snr for love affairs with students

Feb. 7 | Six teachers at Shakawe Senior School have been suspended pending investigations of teacher- students’ sexual relationships. The group of male teachers was served with suspension letters last week following an investigation which started last year. Investigations...

TIT FOR TAT

TIT FOR TAT

Feb. 7 | Soldier sentenced to a whippingfor attacking traffic officers The Maun customary court last week sentenced a Botswana Defence Force soldier who attacked police officers on patrol to five strokes of the cane. Ishmael Morokotso a Lance Corporal stationed...

TEENAGER JAILED FOR ASSAULTING UNCLE

TEENAGER JAILED FOR ASSAULTING UNCLE

Jan. 17 |   JAIL BIRD: Romario Ditshoswane Maun Magistrate Court has sentenced a 19- year- old teenager to seven years in prison for assaulting and injuring his uncle. Lefika Romario Ditshoswane was convicted of assault causing grievous bodily harm on June...

UNFAIR SALARY DEDUCTIONS LANDS DELTA AIR DIRECTOR IN COURT

UNFAIR SALARY DEDUCTIONS LANDS DELTA AIR DIRECTOR IN COURT

Oct. 4 | The Director of Delta Air Peter Wingfield Sandenbergh will soon appear before Maun Magistrate Court to answer for 19 counts of unauthorized salary deduction from one of his pilots. Sandenbergh, 58, together with Kagiso Senwedi, 34, who is an Operations...

South African company buying out Ngami Toyota

South African company buying out Ngami Toyota

Sep. 20 | Having been in operational for 30 years, Maun’s giant car dealer Ngami Toyota is on the verge of being sold to a South African company. According to the company’s Manager Sharon Visser, they are only waiting for the Competition Authority to give them...

TROUBLED MAUN SECONDARY SCHOOL UNDER POLICE PATROL

TROUBLED MAUN SECONDARY SCHOOL UNDER POLICE PATROL

Sep. 20 | Satanic: Python head Maun Police have mounted patrols at Maun Senior Secondary School following last week’s discovery of shcoking ritualistic stuff in classrooms. Acting Police Station Commander Assistant Superintendent Zhabi Hulela said police have...

DCEC ACCUSES SENIOR OFFICER OF CORRUPTION, FIRES HIM

DCEC ACCUSES SENIOR OFFICER OF CORRUPTION, FIRES HIM

Sep. 20 | A senior Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime officer based in Maun has been given the boot . Elias Modungo, a Principal Officer heading the Maun branch was sacked yesterday following a five months suspension while him and his junior colleague,...