Friday, July 29, 2016
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Shingirai Madondo

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Zim informal traders cry foul

Informal traders in Zimbabwe are crying foul over the blanket banning of imported goods into their country arguing that the development will push them...

In the name of god

Bazezuru defy govt in fight against Bilharzia - Vow to prevent immunisation of children A bitter row over immunisation of children between religious sect members...

Moswaane defends Charma Gal

Eke Ntolo leader and founder, Magdeline Lesolebe, popularly known as Charma Gal came under attack on Sunday during the burial of one of her...

Man nabbed for stock-theft

A suspected serial cattle rustler accused of terrorizing livestock farmers in the Francistown area was back in the dock last week for allegedly stealing...

Statistics Botswana announce a drop in inflation

The rate of consumer prices index (CPI) has dropped, with inflation falling to 2.7 percent in June, down from 2.8 percent in May, according...

Power generation drops by 37.1%

Botswana’s days of over reliance on imported electricity are far from over if the current production figures released by Statistics Botswana (SB) are anything...

Choppies Zim to stay

Ongoing public anger over the worsening economic conditions in Zimbabwe will not deter Choppies Group of Companies from continuing to do business in the...

Bogus cops lose bid for freedom

Two Francistown men who allegedly impersonated members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS) with the intention to commit crimes have lost a bid for...

Accountants urged to help the taxman

Certified chartered accountants affiliated with the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) have been urged to ensure that the organisations they work for adhere...

GDP Shoots Up In first quarter

The country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew a robust 2.8 percent in the first quarter of the current 2016/17 financial year starting April and...

Slow movement at the border

Zimbabwe shut down earns Immigration officials paid holiday The usually bustling Ramokgwebana and Plumtree border posts on the Botswana and Zimbabwe sides respectively were quite...

Would-be rapist begs for mercy

A Francistown man who was convicted on his own plea of guilty on a single count of attempted rape has begged for mercy Wazha Maphosa,...

“She is mentally ill but her private parts are normal”

Rapist’s argument, background save him from jail A rustic background has saved a 59- year –old man from spending the next 10 years in jail...

Rapist 26, claims child ,9, is his girlfriend

A convicted rapist who claimed that he was in a sexual relationship with his employer’s 9-year-old daughter has been jailed for 10 years for...

New Hospital On the Cards

The Ministry of Health has announced imminent plans to build a Children’s Haematology and Cancer Centre of Excellence in Gaborone. It will be the first...

Muzila gone too soon

“An audacious and highly ambitious man gone too soon, the pain is too much to bear.” This was the overwhelming pain that most mourners who...

EU-SADC partnership marks New Era

The signing of the trade-boosting European Union-Southern African Development Community Economic Partnership Agreement (EU-SADC EPA) marks the beginning of a new era for Botswana...

Choppies Wrestle Tough Zim Market

When Choppies Group of Companies took a bold decision to invest in the risky Zimbabwean retail market three years ago, the country's biggest retailer...

Education vital for economic growth- Muzila

For Francistown and the rest of the country to be transformed into an investment destination of choice, there is need to be strong relations...

Thief caught with bus load of goats

Police in Francistown have nabbed a 22-year-old man from Molebatsi ward in Tonota village with 27 stolen goats at Gerald Farms in the outskirts...

Thokolosi terrorises Lepashe schoolgirls

Residents of the sleepy community of Lepashe are living in constant fear of an evil thokolosi that continues to haunt a primary school in...

Glimmer Of Hope

EU to decide on beef exports from F/town abattoir Beef exports from the beleaguered Botswana Meat Commission (BMC)’s Francistown abattoir to the lucrative European Union...

Maintenance defaulter attempts suicide

  A 30-year-old security guard in maintenance arrears of more than P21000 reportedly attempted to commit suicide last Wednesday morning but failed as the rope...

There’s hope for Botswana manufacturers- EU

Despite Botswana’s minimal benefits in the European Union (EU) market which was mostly on the beef sector, there is still much more hope for...

75-year-old rapist jailed

A 75-year-old man was on Monday sentenced to two years in prison for raping a teenager. William Mmolotsi of Area W location in Francistown had...

Look Beyond The Borders- EU

Entrepreneurs have been urged to look beyond the borders in order to build up sustainable and successful business in Botswana. Trade Counsellor with the European...

Man rapes 13-years old step daughter

A Zimbabwean illegal immigrant accused of having sex with his Motswana girlfriend’s 13-year-old daughter has pleaded not guilty arguing that the he believed that...

Stepdad accused of raping step-daughter

Mother defends alleged rapist Luke 12 Verse 53 states, ‘They will be divided, mother against daughter and daughter against mother’. And so it came to pass...

F/town Seeks Twining Deal In France

Francistown City Council (FCC) is seeking to enhance the prospects of luring French through securing twinning relations with some cities in France. Having sister twinning...

BOPEU invests in tourism

  Buoyant and go-getting Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) has envisaged to become a top player in the hotel and tourism industry thanks to the...

Accused rapist attacks another granny

A 66-year-old woman was allegedly abused sexually while relieving herself in the bush at Lekobeng cattlepost near Matsitama, the Francistown magistrates’ court has heard. Francistown...

Gambler loses teeth in fight for P10

A gambler from Tatisiding village, 15km south of Francistown, lost three front teeth in a fight for P10 recently. Francistown magistrates’ court heard on Tuesday...

Traditional Doctor nearly turned me into a zombie

Angry ex- trainee spills the beans. His story sounds like an episode from a fictitious evil tale, but 35-year-old Monamodi Raphaka of Selebi-Phikwe's story is...

Drink Driving on the increase

Francistown police have expressed concern at the increasing number of motorists driving under the influence of alcohol as well as those driving without a...

Employers urged to give fresh graduates a chance

The corporate world has been urged to employ fresh graduates in order to give them a chance to acquire experience. Khupe Group of Companies Managing...

No Bail for Zim thigh stabber

A 37-year-old Zimbabwean illegal immigrant has been remanded in Francistown jail after pleading guilty to stabbing another man in a drunken argument over money. Lungisani...

Armed robbers on the loose

Four suspected armed robbers are currently on the loose after breaking into Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board’s (BAMB) Francistown offices in the early hours of...

10 years for raping four women

An unemployed 20-year-old man was sentenced to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to four separate counts of rape involving four different women. Repeat...

Botswana seeks to increase exports to Zim

Botswana is seeking to increase exports to Zimbabwe and local companies need to work on improving the quality of their products to achieve the...

Bogus Prophet Magaya agents on the prowl

Several followers of the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries’ founder, Prophet Walter Magaya have fallen victims to criminals masquerading as his agents in...