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BDF TO THE RESCUE

BDF TO THE RESCUE

Apr. 19 | Army recruits build house for the needy INTAKE 66: BDF recruits outside Romani’s newhome. When Oponi Romani lost her firstborn son in a tragedy, she was hopeful that her second-born, Tawana Manye, would help the family when he was recruited...

POLICE SHOOTOUT CRIPPLES INNOCENT PASSERBY

POLICE SHOOTOUT CRIPPLES INNOCENT PASSERBY

Apr. 19 | A 20- year -old Kanye boy was left nursing ghastly wounds after being hit by a stray bullet during a shoot-out between robbers and police in Kanye recently. IN THE DARK: Tebogo Phaladi and Kearabetswe Gadiile still waiting for answers Tebogo Phaladi...

DRUNKEN DRIVERS DIE YOUNG

DRUNKEN DRIVERS DIE YOUNG

Apr. 19 | Youths are the major victims in road carnage ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG: An all-too familiar sight “I am leaving Ramokgonami. I have to be in Gaborone this evening but I am drunk on traditional beer.” These were a young man’s last words on...

“THEY WANTED TO KILL ME”

“THEY WANTED TO KILL ME”

Apr. 19 | Armed robbery survivor re-lives ordeal LEFT FOR DEAD: Chris De Jager A businessman and his wife are lucky to be alive after violent robbers tortured and beat the couple in their Mochudi home. Speaking from his house in Matebele ward following a P68 000...

MP NGAKA NGAKA FACES ASSAULT CHARGES

MP NGAKA NGAKA FACES ASSAULT CHARGES

Apr. 19 | Legislator accused of breaking his wife’s knee during a fight REMORSEFUL: Ngaka Ngaka The embattled wife of Letlhakeng/Takatokwane Member of Parliament Ngaka Ngaka has turned to her Facebook friends for support in her bitter war to have her politician...

BUFFALO KILLS TODDLER IN KASANE

BUFFALO KILLS TODDLER IN KASANE

Apr. 19 | Top Cop denies mum left child home alone to attend Khama kgotla meeting DISMISSIVE: Superintendent Silton Fidzani A buffalo trampled a three-year-old boy to death after his mother is said to have left him home alone to attend President Khama’s recent...

BURNING PASSION

BURNING PASSION

Apr. 19 |   LUCKY ESCAPE: A burnt door Arsonist hospitalised after drinking petrol Ajealous lover who tried to burn his girlfriend’s family inside a house is fighting for his life at the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital in Kanye after drinking petrol in a...

EXPOSED

EXPOSED

Apr. 14 | In happier times WIFE STRIPS AND BEATS MARRIAGE WRECKER An enraged wife stripped and beat her husband’s mistress after finding the ‘other’ woman living in her house. Sadie Thapelo, 35, took revenge on her unsuspecting rival when she returned to...

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...

HOME GROUND SUPPORT CRITICAL FOR TEAM BOTS

HOME GROUND SUPPORT CRITICAL FOR TEAM BOTS

Apr. 11 | Team Botswana will be competing against 52 other countries during the Gaborone 2014 African Youth Games, across 20 sporting codes, of which some are not popularly practised in Botswana.  It is in this regard that it is critical for Batswana to tap into...

HOLD ON

HOLD ON

Apr. 11 | KEEPING THE FAITH: Bucs keeper Kabelo Kuti will be key to Bucs goal difference Bush Bucks still with a point to prove after Tonota spoil Maun promotion party Sankoyo Bush Bucks supporters came in their numbers to party, but left biting their nails after...

BOKO ON TOP AGAIN

BOKO ON TOP AGAIN

Apr. 11 | The Voice readers who participate in our weekly presidential poll have continued to demonstrate trust in the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko as the preferred leader for the country. In this week’s results Boko maintains...

THE LEAGUE IS THEIRS TO LOSE – OR WIN

THE LEAGUE IS THEIRS TO LOSE – OR WIN

Apr. 11 | SO CLOSE YET SO FAR: Rollers With only three games remaining before the curtain falls on the 2013/14 season of the beMOBILE Premier League, it is up to the current log leaders Township Rollers to either drop or gain more points and avoid banking on other...

CRICKET BECOMING POPULAR ON F/TOWN STREETS

CRICKET BECOMING POPULAR ON F/TOWN STREETS

Apr. 11 | STICKY WICKET: Kids learning criket In a town which the British first settled following the discovery of gold some years ago, the sharp crack of ball against bat marks the rebirth of a colonial sport now finding  favour  again in Ghetto. Cricket in...

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CULTURAL DAY CELEBRATED

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CULTURAL DAY CELEBRATED

Apr. 11 | With the theme of “Embracing cultural diversity and celebrating the international student,” the Botswana Education Hub launched its Study in Botswana initiative at Fairgrounds on Saturday. This inaugural event was intended to bring together all the...

LUCKY TO BE ALIVE

LUCKY TO BE ALIVE

Apr. 11 | Botswana Television (BTV) news anchor based in Kasane Onkutule Thamage is said to have attempted to commit suicide on Tuesday this week. The Morwa born man was rescued by his girlfriend and is currently recuperating at Kasane Hospital. According to Thamage’s...

FROM PAUPER TO SELF EMPLOYED

FROM PAUPER TO SELF EMPLOYED

Apr. 11 | Poverty eradication programme beneficiary doing it for herself HAPPY POTTER: Bettinah Mathibidi She lived like a pauper for the greater part of her adult life, sharing a one-roomed mud house with her three children. Living under such harsh conditions...

RIDE OF THE PHOENIX

RIDE OF THE PHOENIX

Apr. 11 | RIDING FOR CHARITY: Club members NEW BIKING CLUB FOR SOCIAL CHANGE Engines roared and heads turned as a posse of bikers filed up through the streets of Gaborone last Saturday at the launch of The Rising Phoenix riders club. Following their registration...

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 on September,...

THE HONEY TRAP

THE HONEY TRAP

Apr. 11 | A group of men are gathered at Minestone in Francistown waiting for a party to get started. One of them receives a phone call that triggers a conversation about how girls like to obtain money under false pretences. As always our reporter Portia Ngwako...