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GROOVING IN THE GHETTO

GROOVING IN THE GHETTO

Jul. 11 | DJ BUNZ’S TWO-DAY B/DAY BASH HERE Peter Gaetsewe will starting deejaying tonight until early Sunday morning to celebrate his birthday party at Lizard Entertainment. Code named Bunzonic Birthday 3rd Star Bash is aimed at celebrating the DJ’s life...

BIG SCREEN

BIG SCREEN

Jul. 4 | CRIME: Nthoiwa THIEVES IN BIG TROUBLE Police in Francistown have arrested four men in what could be a bust up of a syndicate which has been stealing Plasma TVs around the city. Detective Assistance Superintendent Lawrence Nthoiwa of Tati-town police said...

GROOVING IN THE GHETTO

GROOVING IN THE GHETTO

Jun. 27 | ZIM DJ FOR LIZARD TONIGHT Shota, as Mdabe is affectionately known in the music circles, will perform live with his dancers at the hangout joint in Francistown. But the pub owners are of the view that the musician will not satisfy their supporters to the...

FCC extends begging bowl to corporate world

FCC extends begging bowl to corporate world

Jun. 20 | WE NEED HELP: Kgalajwe The ever cash-strapped Francistown City Council (FCC) has extended its begging bowl to the corporate sector seeking financial assistance from the local companies to fund the forthcoming Francistown Investment Forum. Francistown...

STREET VENDORS UP IN ARMS

STREET VENDORS UP IN ARMS

Jun. 13 | NOT AMUSED: Some of the street vendors Street vendors in Francistown have threatened to take to the streets on a date yet to be confirmed in a bid to demonstrate against the government’s move to impose restrictions on the importation of sweet oranges...

GROOVING IN THE GHETTO

GROOVING IN THE GHETTO

Jun. 6 | DJ SLIM’s BIRTHDAY WEEKEND Unheralded but talented Francistown based disc jockey, DJ Slim (Brian Monamati)’s birthday weekend starts tonight (Friday). Francistown’s exclusive entertainment centre, Lizard Entertainment will be on fire tonight and...

MJ AND APRIL KISS AND MAKE UP

MJ AND APRIL KISS AND MAKE UP

Jun. 6 | HAPPY AGAIN: MAKUBALO Generations star Anga Makubalo has revealed that he and his local girlfriend, Roselyn April have hugged and kissed.  And the celebrity couple is planning to host their first anniversary in a fortnight’s time. Plans are underway...

WHAT A WAY TO ARRIVE

WHAT A WAY TO ARRIVE

Jun. 6 | Dr Hobona TONOTA WOMEN FORCED TO GIVE BIRTH IN CARS Many pregnant women of Tonota village give birth at Masedi Clinic in the absence of necessary and critical professional medical help. But that’s if they are lucky. Apparently for some, their newborn...

Poor network hinders business growth in north-east

Poor network hinders business growth in north-east

May. 30 | Worries about the poor road network in the border district of North East District Council (NEDC) were last Monday raised by the councillors during the recentfull council session there. According to councillors, the poor road network has significantly...

NEDC set to boost revenue base through horticulture

NEDC set to boost revenue base through horticulture

May. 30 | North East District Council (NEDC) is working towards venturing into horticulture in a bid to turn around the local authority’s commercial undertakings and increase revenue. The only source of income for the north-eastern district is the revenue collected...

LIONS ROAM FREELY IN NE

LIONS ROAM FREELY IN NE

May. 23 | UP TO NO GOOD: Lions Peasant farmers in the north-eastern part of the country are sleeping with one eye open fearing for their livestock following revelations that stray lions are roaming freely in their area. This was revealed by the Department of Wildlife...

DJ Gouveia Weds in style

DJ Gouveia Weds in style

May. 19 |   WE DO: Newly weds Gouveia and ChantelleDO YOU COME HERE OFTEN?: Let’s dance Cresta Marang Hotel gardens in Francistown were a hive of activity last Saturday when renowned disc jockey (DJ) Gouveia (Oupa Mutasa) and his entourage invaded the premises...

BEER BRAWL ENDS IN BLOODSHED

BEER BRAWL ENDS IN BLOODSHED

May. 19 |   UNDERAGE DRINKER: Accused The love for a traditional brew popularly known as khadi has landed a Sowa township teenager in murky waters and his older drinking pal in Nyangabgwe hospital’s intensive care unit. The 16-year-old boy from Malelejwe...

Rapist convicted for attack on schoolgirl

Rapist convicted for attack on schoolgirl

May. 19 |   GUILTY: Lekgetho A Francistown man, who wasd accused waylaying schoolgirls in the bush  and raping them has been convicted on a single count of rape. On Monday, Francistown magistrates’ court heard that 38-year-old Dimpho Lekgetho of Kgaphamadi...

Prison warder in court for theft

Prison warder in court for theft

May. 9 | RING LEADER: Philip John A prison warder stationed at the Baines Drift State Prison, linked to numerous incidents of housebreaking, office breaking, burglary and theft appeared in the Francistown magistrate’s court last Friday. Philip John, 42 pleaded...

MAY DAY MURDER

MAY DAY MURDER

May. 9 | SUSPECT STABS POLICE WITNESS TO DEATH When 38-year-old Rametsang of Mogapinyana village in the Tswapong area, an informal barber near Chedu Choga Grounds in Francistown, decided to work on May Day, little did he know that it would be his last day at work,...

Habitual thief lashed

Habitual thief lashed

May. 9 | CORPORAL PUNISHMENT: Tumelano Poloko A dyed-in-the-wool housebreaker and thief has blamed Francistown’s increasing levels of poverty for his criminal activities. Tumelano Poloko (28) of Newstands pleaded with the court in mitigation that lack of employment...

BIG ERECTION KILLS SEX TRADE

BIG ERECTION KILLS SEX TRADE

May. 5 | It may be a big erection, but news that the construction of the Kazungula Bridge and border post is due to begin in July has brought a mixed reaction from the local population.  Whilst the $200 million project will bring much-needed jobs to the area...

‘HABITUAL THIEF’ REMANDED PENDING SENTENCING

‘HABITUAL THIEF’ REMANDED PENDING SENTENCING

Apr. 25 | BREAKING AND ENTERING:Tumelo Poloko A FRANCISTOWN man, who confessed to breaking into a shop and stealing cash amounting to P7 656, was last Thursday remanded in custody in the Francistown magistrates’ court. 27-year-old Tumelano Poloko of Newstands,was...

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 the central...