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MAN (33) ATTEMPTS TO RAPE GRANNY (74)

MAN (33) ATTEMPTS TO RAPE GRANNY (74)

Apr. 18 |   FLIGHT RISK: Jack Sekelema A 33-year-old Mosetse man appeared in the Francistown magistrates’ court on Tuesday facing a single count of attempted rape. Slim and innocent looking Jack Sekelema of the copper mining village of Mosetse in...

BAN WORRIES ZIM TRADERS

BAN WORRIES ZIM TRADERS

Apr. 18 | HARD TIMES: Zim traders will not be importing goods Zimbabwean cross-border traders – who have for the past decade supplied both foodstuffs and clothing to the demand in their native country – have warned that imposing a total ban of imports...

F/town vendors decry border closure

F/town vendors decry border closure

Apr. 18 |   TRADERS: Feeling the pinch Vendors in Francistown and the better northern part of the country have expressed fear that the continued closure of the Martins Drift border post will translate into loss of hundreds of thousands of pulas. Martins...

SANGOMAS, MUTI, BUSINESS AND THE ELECTIONS

SANGOMAS, MUTI, BUSINESS AND THE ELECTIONS

Apr. 18 | TONOTA YOUTHS PROTEST AGAINST RITUAL MURDERS Last Thursday and Friday a group of Tonota teenagers calling themselves Malwantwa rioted in the streets and fought the police, frustrated at the authorities’ apparent inaction to stem the increase of Muti...

RETIRED NURSES URGED TO MENTOR YOUNG NURSES

RETIRED NURSES URGED TO MENTOR YOUNG NURSES

Apr. 11 | In an effort to retain skills within the health care system outgoing Health Minister Reverend Dr. John Seakgosing has urged retired nurses to mentor young nurses. Delivering a guest speech during the launch of the Botswana Retired Nurses Society (BORNUS) Francistown...

CRIME OF (COM)PASSION

CRIME OF (COM)PASSION

Apr. 11 | ACCUSED: Christopher Thekwini before his court appearance A young man accused of defilement was spared a prison sentence after it emerged that his underage girlfriend threatened to kill herself if he ended their relationship. Christopher Thekwini, 22,...

DRUNKEN ARSONIST TO BE SENTENCED

DRUNKEN ARSONIST TO BE SENTENCED

Apr. 11 | ACCUSED: Peter Sebolelo A security guard who set his rented house ablaze in a drunken fit of rage has pleaded guilty to the charge of arson and assault common. Peter Katlego Sebolelo (27) of Block II in Francistown was expected to be sentenced for the...

Woman (23) accused of choking newborn baby.

Woman (23) accused of choking newborn baby.

Apr. 4 | ACCUSED: Mosetsana Foreman Police in Francistown are investigating a case in which a 23-year-old woman allegedly choked her newborn baby to death soon after giving birth last Thursday. Acting Kutlwano Police Station Commander Assistant Superintendent...

BOWLED OVER

BOWLED OVER

Apr. 4 | Lebo It is said best deals are made on the greens. But the famous Mascarenhas – Raymond and Lebogang in the world of bowling have just proven that best relationships are planned and made on the greens. Lebogang, popularly known as Lebo in the bowling...

WOMAN (23) ACCUSED OF CHOKING NEWBORN BABY

WOMAN (23) ACCUSED OF CHOKING NEWBORN BABY

Apr. 4 | ACCUSED: Mosetsana Foreman Police in Francistown are investigating a case in which a 23-year-old woman allegedly choked her newborn baby to death soon after giving birth last Thursday. Acting Kutlwano Police Station Commander Assistant Superintendent...

TWO BDP COUNCILLORS RESIGN IN NORTH EAST

TWO BDP COUNCILLORS RESIGN IN NORTH EAST

Apr. 4 | Ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has suffered a heavy blow ahead of the general elections later this year after two sitting councillors and three other members from the North East District Council (NEDC) resigned from the party. The two sitting...

F/town police to crack down on dirty cops

F/town police to crack down on dirty cops

Mar. 28 | Police in Francistown have allegedly launched a manhunt to root out suspected bad cops within the Botswana Police Service (BPS), The Voice has learnt. Reliable sources say top cops are worried about criminal incidents often referred to as inside jobs...

FAMILY OF MURDER VICTIM APPALLED BY LENIENT SENTENCE

FAMILY OF MURDER VICTIM APPALLED BY LENIENT SENTENCE

Mar. 28 | MURDEER SUSPECT:Mokgotlhane The family of a woman from Sehitwa village who was murdered in cold blood by her boyfriend in early 2010 has spoken with “disgust” at the 14-year imprisonment term handed down to the murderer involved. 24 year old Oankoga...

JEALOUS LOVER STABS WOMAN TO DEATH

JEALOUS LOVER STABS WOMAN TO DEATH

Mar. 28 |   ACCUSED: Charles A herdsman from Sokaphala cattle post near Nata village appeared in the Francistown magistrates’ court last Friday charged with a single count of murder. Charles Yster, 38, from Khawa settlement near Bokspits in the Ghanzi administrative...

WILL NEW ZEBRA COACH REMAIN PB (PETER BUTLER) OR TURN INTO BP

WILL NEW ZEBRA COACH REMAIN PB (PETER BUTLER) OR TURN INTO BP

Mar. 28 | Botswana Football Association (BFA) hired Peter James Butler as the new Zebras coach last month. The arrival of the Briton, who was immediately christened PB locally, was received with mixed feelings in this soccer crazy nation. Some football fans are...

Woman Bites rapist penis

Woman Bites rapist penis

Mar. 21 |   ACCUSED: Cairoos A woman who was allegedly raped by a Francistown man masquerading as a Good Samaritan bit him on the penis to escape. On Sunday night at around 10pm the woman who was on transit to Tutume from Gaborone via Francistown took instant...

BABY KILLER FREED FROM MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

BABY KILLER FREED FROM MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

Mar. 21 |   SHAMED: Modise hiding from the camera Nine years ago she was accused of causing death to her baby by negligence. This week 32 -year- old Gobona Modise of Sefhare village in the Tswapong area walked free after she was acquitted and discharged by...

GROOVING IN THE GHETTO

GROOVING IN THE GHETTO

Mar. 21 | MY STAR CONTESTANT TO HOIST F/TOWN FLAG Francistown’s representative at the ongoing My Star 2014 competition, Mpho Kwambala has vowed to do everything in her power to ensure that this year’s title will be kept in the country’s second city. The 20-year-old...

RIB CRACKER MOTHOKA REMEMBERED FONDLY

RIB CRACKER MOTHOKA REMEMBERED FONDLY

Mar. 7 | The man who was killed by his Shebeen queen boss last week has been laid to rest. Raboshimane Bond Mothoka, 58, was buried in Tatisiding village amidst fond memories of his life and how he used to make people laugh. Speaker after speaker described Mothoka...

RECESSION STILL HAUNTS F/TOWN

RECESSION STILL HAUNTS F/TOWN

Feb. 28 | CONCERNED: Moakofhi Ugly effects of the 2008 world credit crunch are still being felt in the Francistown and the surrounding areas, starving the second city of economic development. Addressing the last full council session for the year 2013/14, Francistown...