• Police ‘exhibit’ storeroom gutted by fire

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      A storeroom at the Botswana Police Service (BPS)’s Northern Divisional Command office was this past weekend gutted by fire that allegedly caused destruction of properties whose worth is still to be ascertained. BPS Divisional Commander – North – Senior Assistant Commissioner Dinah Marathe confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with this publication. However

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      Beer thief gets seven strokes of the cane An imbiber who stole an assortment of beer brands at a bar in Francistown three years ago was last Monday sentenced to seven strokes of the cane on bare buttocks. 33- year- old Clement Sibanda of Kgaphamadi location was convicted on his own plea of guilty

  • Threat to kill

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      Son in court for threatening to wipe out entire family. The son of the Francistown city former deputy mayor appeared in court this week charged with threat to kill. Dressed in a blue silky basketball top, 34- year old Gaolathe Ndove stood defiantly in the dock with his eyes fixated on the prosecuting officer

  • Govt Loses ARV Case

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    Government has lost an appeal in which they were challenging the high court ruling which ordered them to provide foreign inmates with ARVs, as  they said the practice was in accordance with the Prisons’ Act and Regulations. The matter has been before the courts for over a year now and in August last year the

  • Teenage Boy Kills Uncle over Meat

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    A 16 year old secondary school dropout from Shashe Mooke wa on Friday dragged before Francistown Magistrate Thebeetsile Molalu for killing his uncle in cold blood over a piece of meat. The juvenile boy is said to have stabbed his uncle three times on Tuesday night, after the two were embroiled in a fight over

  • Wanted for girlfriend battering

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      The man in this picture is wanted by the police for a possible charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. If found guilty, Ordy Motlhaedi, a teacher at Letlhakane Senior School could be sent to the slammer for at least seven years, which is the minimum sentence for the offence. Motlhaedi is suspected to

  • Two nurses accused of stealing ARVs

    Two nurses accused of stealing ARVs0

      Two nurses were on Wednesday last week arraigned before Village Magistrate Court accused of stealing Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ARV) at Broadhurst 3 Clinic in Gaborone. The two officers, Morongwa Sechi and Mandla Phatshwane appeared before court charged with a single count each of stealing by a person employed in the public service in 2014. They were

  • Threat to kill lands man in jail

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        A 28-year-old man from Tonota village in the central administrative district went berserk when his estranged 26-year-old girlfriend and mother of his four children refused his spirited back love bid. Thatayaone Busang of Mhaakame ward hurled insults directed at his ex-girlfriend, Neo Kanako, 26, and her mom identified in court papers only as

  • AT&T Monnakgotla fires 20 drivers

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      AT& T Monnakgotla, a transportation company that owns a fleet of buses plying different routes has fired 20 drivers this month. The employees were unceremoniously sacked for embarking on a go slow in protest of delayed July salaries. They were booted out after a hearing by management of AT&T Monnakgotla transport at their Francistown

  • Hearing on Guma, Olopeng Bribery and Corruption Case postponed

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      The Village Magistrate Court has this week postponed a hearing on a case in which Tati East Member of Parliament Guma Moyo and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Thapelo Olopeng are suspected to have committed bribery and corruption. Chief Magistrate at Village Magistrate Court, Linah Mokibe-Oahile on Wednesday this week deferred the hearing

  • Alleged killers of FSSS student granted bail

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      Alleged killers of FSS student granted bail Four middle aged men accused of robbing and stabbing the late Francistown Senior Secondary School (FSSS) student to death were on Tuesday this week granted a provisional liberty in the Francistown magistrates’ court. Machola brothers in Thabo (30) and Misani (21) of the low-income location of Block

  • Illegal immigrant denied bail

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      A Zimbabwean illegal immigrant accused of unlawful wounding has argued in court that delays in his trial have prolonged his incarceration unnecessarily. Martin Sibanda, 26 and his co-accused, Calvin Ncube, 25, plus another who is still at large are said to have brutally beaten Kutlwano Keinametse of Makoro village and left her for dead

  • Suspected fraudster nabbed

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      A man who allegedly used a P270, 000 stolen cheque to fraudulently buy three cars has been nabbed and brought to book. Jafet Chingaunda of Zimbabwe allegedly stole a cheque from First National bank (FNB) in Gaborone sometime in February and bought three vehicles from Jan Japan grey import car dealership in Francistown. In

  • Elephant tusk dealer jailed and caged

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      An illegal migrant who was caught trying to sell a P31, 681.70 elephant tusk was fined and jailed by a Francistown magistrate court last week. Zimbabwean born Thabani Nkomo, 35, was sentenced to 12 months behind bars and ordered to pay a total of P5, 500 after he admitted to charges of illegally entering

  • Judgement Reserved On ARVs Case

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    Botswana Network on Ethics Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) and the Attorney General’s Chambers are each crossing their fingers hoping for the Court of Appeal’s favour on whether HIV positive foreign prisoners should have access to treatment. Judgement on the matter was reserved today and it will be delivered on a date to be decided. In

  • Fake id lands man in court

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        A Zimbabwean man who has been masquerading as a Motswana for the past eight years was this week brought to court to answer for a charge of obtaining by false pretense. Simbarashe Mafumo, commonly known as Musa Simon was arrested for possessing a fake Omang that he fraudulently obtained in 2007. The court

  • Fatal fight

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      Cousin kills another in duel for a girlfriend Boikhutso Molao of Lepashe village in the Central District has appeared before Francistown Magistrate Dumisani Basupi on one count of murder. Molao, 28, is accused of killing his cousin, Kenewang Opelo on July 12th this year at Lepashe by stabbing him with a knife to death.

  • Student, (21) in court for affair with 62- year- old married man

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      A student at Palapye Vocational Training College was this week dragged to Palapye customary court to answer to a charge of marriage wrecking. Onalenna Deborah Moagi, 21-stood accused of having an affair with George Serumola, 62, before Palapye Court President, Kgosi Masego Olebile. Serumola’s 33- year- old wife, Masego Serumola, told the court that

  • Murder Convict Appeals

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    The fate of murder convict, Patrick Gabaakanye, will be decided on July 30th after the Court of Appeal (CoA) has made the final assessment on his case. The 55-year old Gabaakanye was sentenced to hang last year by Justice Lakvinder Singh Walia, for the murder of a blind 74-year old man, Rapula Serojane, at Gamosusu lands

  • Suspected Cross border vehicle thief jailed

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      A South African suspected cross border vehicle thief who was arrested in Francistown towards the end of last month has been denied bail 42-year-old Charles Manikus of Johannesburg, South Africa is facing a single count of being found in possession of a stolen vehicle. Manikus, was arrested by the police in Francistown towards the


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