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SECURITY GUARD ASSAULTS CONTRACTOR BY MISTAKE

SECURITY GUARD ASSAULTS CONTRACTOR BY MISTAKE

Jul. 11 | A 41- year- old man of Kasane is fighting for his life at Nyangagwe hospital after he was beaten by a security guard who thought he was a thief on Friday morning last week.  Moampole Ndama had been contracted to do a piece job at Archain hardware in...

RASELEPE TO HANG

RASELEPE TO HANG

Jul. 11 | ON DEATHROW: Gabaakanye The wheels of jusrtice have finally caught up with career criminal, Patrick Gabaakanye notoriously known as ‘Raselepe’ for the murder of a blind old man, Rapula Serojane, at Gamosusu lands near Metsimotlhabe four years ago. The...

BCP PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE TO APPEAR IN COURT FOR DEBT

BCP PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE TO APPEAR IN COURT FOR DEBT

Jul. 4 | IN DEBT: George Lubinda Botswana Congress Party’s Parliamentary candidate for Maun West, George Lubinda is expected to appear before Maun Magistrate Court soon for failing to pay a P5, 127.00 debt. Lubinda owes a brick layer Rodney Moemedi Mukoya, Payment...

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...

KGAFELA II CONFIDENT OF VICTORY

KGAFELA II CONFIDENT OF VICTORY

Jun. 28 |   Bakgatla Kgosikgolo Kgafela Kgafela II Bakgatla Kgosikgolo Kgafela Kgafela II says he is confident that he will win his case against Kgosi Nyalala on Wednesday. Kgafela wants Mmabatho High court to determine who between Nyalala and himself should...

RAPE SUSPECT REMANDED IN CUSTODY

RAPE SUSPECT REMANDED IN CUSTODY

Jun. 27 | Raobe Robert (30) who faces two rape charges was left dumbfounded when Francistown Magistrate Dumisani Basupi revoked his bail and remanded him in custody. This was after the accused tried to employ dirty tricks to delay the trial of his case. “We should...

NIGHT CLUB BOUNCER APPEARED IN COURT FOR RAPING A VIRGIN

NIGHT CLUB BOUNCER APPEARED IN COURT FOR RAPING A VIRGIN

Jun. 27 | Hendry Phale (24) a muscle man at La gondola night club at Satellite shopping complex in Francistown, is alleged to have raped his 21 year old date after buying her three bottles of Hunters Gold. Giving evidence in court, the complaint said she had spent...

Cop’s fierce fight with woman ends in court

Cop’s fierce fight with woman ends in court

Jun. 20 | INJURED: Margaret Hudson A 26- year- old Zimbabwean woman and a 21- year old police volunteer are expected to appear before Maun Magistrate court charged with affray. The two, Margaret Hudson and the volunteer , Morris Dipateletso were engaged in a bitter...

HIGH COURT RESERVES JUDGMENT ON ARVS CASE

HIGH COURT RESERVES JUDGMENT ON ARVS CASE

Jun. 20 | Gaborone High Court Judge Bengbame Sechele has reserved judgement in a case in which government is opposing a default judgement he passed in February this year. State legal representatives failed to appear in court to argue their case against a judgement...

ZEZURU MAN HAS RAPE CONVICTION SET ASIDE

ZEZURU MAN HAS RAPE CONVICTION SET ASIDE

Jun. 20 | 11-YEAR OLD GIRL LIED ABOUT HER AGE A 21-year-old man from Maun who was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for having sexual intercourse with an 11-year-old Zezurugirl was this week acquitted by the Francistown High Court. Judge Gaolapelwe...

Delinquent Teenager begs Court for corporal punishment

Delinquent Teenager begs Court for corporal punishment

Jun. 13 | REMORSEFUL: Maitumelo Segomelo A teenage mother from Botalaote ward in Moshupa recently pleaded with Maun Magistrate, Phandiwe Taka to sentence her to corporal punishment instead of jail. Maitumelo Segomelo, 19, was found guilty of malicious damage to...

HIGH COURT RESERVES JUDGMENT ON ARVS CASE

HIGH COURT RESERVES JUDGMENT ON ARVS CASE

Jun. 13 | Gaborone High Court Judge Bengbame Sechele has reserved judgement in a case in which government is opposing a default judgement he passed in February this year. State legal representatives failed to appear in court to argue their case against a judgement...

THE LAW, THE ASS AND THE PRIEST

THE LAW, THE ASS AND THE PRIEST

Jun. 13 | Donkey meat lands priest in hot soup DONKEY MEAT New Babylon Apostolic Church in Zion priest, Vuma Munyamana of Francistown has been arrested and charged for trading on donkey meat without a license. Munyamana was summoned to the police after a box of...

MAGISTRATE TEMPERS JUSTICE WITH MERCY IN DEFILEMENT CASE

MAGISTRATE TEMPERS JUSTICE WITH MERCY IN DEFILEMENT CASE

Jun. 13 | ‘Good behaviour’ and youth have saved a 23-year old man a possible 10 year sentence behind bars for defilement. Kerona Tshwabi was found guilty of defiling a 13 -year -old girl of Kareng village in the North West District but he got away with...

FRANCISTOWN FUELTHIEF ARRESTED

FRANCISTOWN FUELTHIEF ARRESTED

Jun. 6 | A man believed to be part of a Francistown based syndicate siphoning fuel from cars at night has been caught, charged and jailed. Josiah Tekere of Aerodrome location in Francistown was nabbed in the early morning hours of Tuesday driving a Corolla which...

ACCUSED WOMAN DEMANDS HALF A MILLION DRUGS BACK

ACCUSED WOMAN DEMANDS HALF A MILLION DRUGS BACK

Jun. 6 | GOVT STRUGGLES TO CONVINCE COURT SHE COMMITTED ANY CRIME A South African woman who was convicted and fined P5 000 for importing drugs worth about half a million has requested the village magistrate court to order for the drugs which formed part of the...

TWO FEMALE TEACHERS AT MAUN SENIOR SCHOOL ROBBED WHILE WATCHING TELEVISION

TWO FEMALE TEACHERS AT MAUN SENIOR SCHOOL ROBBED WHILE WATCHING TELEVISION

Jun. 6 | POLICE SUSPECT PRISON ESCAPEES Maun police are investigating a case in which two female teachers at Maun Senior School were robbed of their valuable items while watching television in their house at night. Acting Station Commander Assistant Superintendent...

SUSPECTED ROBBER DENIED BAIL

SUSPECTED ROBBER DENIED BAIL

Jun. 6 | A robbery suspect who has several cases of similar offences before different courts was on Wednesday denied bail as the court ruled that he must be detained in jail until the finalization of his case. Onkemetse Papiso was accused together with Justin...

DISABLED STUDENT SODOMISED BY SCHOOL COOK AT REHAB CENTRE

DISABLED STUDENT SODOMISED BY SCHOOL COOK AT REHAB CENTRE

May. 23 | ACCUSED: Tjihonge A 34 year old man of Thito ward in Maun accused of raping a male disabled student at Thuso Rehabilitation Centre appeared in court last week. Jackson Mbapeua Tjihonge is facing a single count of rape in which he is accused of raping...

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...