• Traditional healer jailed 14 years for raping minors

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      A self-styled traditional healer and prophet from Nata in the central district who was found guilty of three counts of rape and one of attempted rape has been slapped with a 14 year jail sentence. George Nduse, 57, had pleaded not guilty to all the rape charges and that of attempted rape. However, he

  • Rape Suspect Freed

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    A man accused of rape has been set free after his alleged victim told a Palapye magistrate court under cross examination that she was too drunk to remember if there was consent. The victim whose name is withheld told court that Gaongalelwe Diane, 20 whom she has known for three years dragged her through a

  • “Suspect Faked His Identity”- Police

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    New evidence against a Zimbabwean man who was recently found with a loaded military pistol, suggests that the accused may have faked his identity. The prosecutor in the case, Inspector Mabalane, today told a Broadhurst Magistrates court that Interpol officials in Zimbabwe have confirmed to them that the accused who goes by the name ‘Mike

  • Arsonist kills three

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      Jealous lover charged with murder A suspected arsonist was this week arraigned in court facing three counts of murder and one count of arson. Letlhogile Reagile, 45, allegedly tossed fire to a house in which his ex-girlfriend, Kemotse Thomologolo, 28, his 7 months old daughter, Jessica Thomologolo, and his ex’s new lover, Otswamongwe Ditshwantsho,

  • Nabbed


      Second arrest made in guard’s murder A second suspect to be arrested for the murder of an elderly security guard at the Francistown Central Business District (CBD) has been identified as Brilliant Thabisani of Zimbabwe. The security guard, Dilo Makgasana, 60, was allegedly killed by a gang which made away with cash amounting to

  • No Bail For Girlfriend Shooter

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    Alford Serumola, a man who allegedly shot his girlfriend twice at the Ministry of Health headquarters recently was this morning denied bail by an Extension II magistrate’s court. The 45-year old Serumola looked dejected as he was escorted back to prison in shackles after Magistrate Ntombizodwa Ncube considered the state’s plea that he should be

  • Thieving Mum Jailed

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    A habitual thief’s luck ran out today when Palapye customary court locked her up for a year. Margaret Moyo, 39 has been stealing since 1996 and getting off with light sentences. Her record revealed that she had 11 previous records of the same offence dating back to 1996. Kgosi Michael Maforaga of Palapye said the

  • Bogus virginity tester lashed

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      For a failed attempt to test a schoolgirl for virginity, a young man of Francistown has been sentenced to five strokes of the cane. 25-year-old Oarabile Maraope of Gerald Estates pleaded not guilty to a single count of indecent assault arguing that the then Form III student had falsely incriminated him. Maraope was however

  • Girlfriend Shooter Is A Habitual Killer

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    Alford Serumola, the man who allegedly shot his girlfriend twice at the Ministry of Health headquarters recently is said to be an ex-murder convict. The investigating officer in the case, Detective Superintendent Sergeant Marapo, this morning told a packed Extension II Magistrates court that Serumola has served time in jail for the murder of another

  • Justice Tempered With Mercy

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    Judge sentences murderer to 10 years behind bars Emotions ran high at the Francistown High Court on Tuesday afternoon as a 27-year-old man from Palapye township was compassionately slapped with a cumulative 10-year jail term for unlawful wounding and murder. Kemmonye Sethabi had pleaded not guilty to both counts of unlawful wounding and murder but

  • Notorious Eight Arraigned In Court

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    A group of eight men appeared before Kanye Magistrate court on Tuesday for various charges ranging from theft of livestock to forgery and uttering false documents to govt officials among other crimes. The unemployed group that sat closely on a small court bench, included 34 -year -old Mothibi Setsiba of Logaba ward, Thatayaone Diranta Monaka

  • Cops Swoop On Suspected Crime Syndicate

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    Police have cracked down a syndicate suspected to have been committing a series of robberies and break-ins in Gaborone and surrounding areas. Various stolen items which include television sets, laptops, cellphones, money, borehole equipment and many others, some of which were recovered this week are being kept at Mogoditshane police station. Six Zimbabwean men have

  • Thieving Mum Gets Suspended Sentence

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    A Palapye breast feeding mother of three found out the hard way that nothing is for free when she was sentenced to a 6-months jail term that was set aside for a year. Neo Mokganedi of Serorome ward pleaded guilty to stealing toiletry worth P158.90 from Shoppers Supermarket on Monday. In mitigation against a three-year

  • Armed Zim Ex-Soldier Denied Bail

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    A Broadhurst Magistrates court this morning denied a former Zimbabwean soldier bail. When appearing before Principal Magistrate Taboka Slave, Mike Graduate Mutizwa was told that Magistrate Merafhe Tladi who is presiding over the case was away on leave. Mutizwa who was denied bail in the last court appearance for fear that he might skip the

  • Serial Rapist Denied Bail

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    A man who faces several charges of rape, Reuben Shampis Morule, was on Friday denied bail by a Lobatse Magistrates court. Morule faces more than four counts of rape and robbery he committed in Ramatlabama. In his previous court appearance, Morule pleaded with the Magistrate grant him bail so he could go and look for

  • Jailed for P3million stolen rhino horns

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      A Senior Wildlife Warden in Maun was on Tuesday remanded in custody for allegedly breaking into a store room at his work place and stealing three rhino horns worth P3 million. State Prosecutor Carlos Barayang Diundu pleaded with Magistrate Clifford Foroma to remand Gilbert Monnaalesole, 44, in prison since investigations into the matter were

  • Man sentenced 10 years for robbery

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      A 24- year- old man who together with his friends suffocated a woman at Botlhe Depot before stabbing her partner with a knife at Kubung ward in Maun on June 24 2014 has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. Oabitsa Nyame of Botshabelo ward and his friends Morulaganye Mohaladi (27) and Olebile Sebopiwa (33)

  • Okapi maestro stabs five, kills student

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      An okapi knife wielding 26 -year- old man from Lobatse recently went bersek, knifing anyone he came across resulting in him stabbing five people and killing a senior school student. Oteng Kefitlhile appeared at the Lobatse magistrate court last Friday where he was remanded in custody. Speaking outside court his 53- year -grandmother, Ompelege

  • Tragic


      Fatally stabbed cop killed on his birthday The 30th of September was one of his happiest days as he celebrated both Independence Day and the day he was born. The day has however become the darkest day for his family who were left reeling in grief and shock after special constable Kudzani Kenosi, 30

  • Suspended Judges To Appeal

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    Four High Court Judges who have been suspended by President Ian Khama from the bench are considering appealing this week’s court ruling which upheld their suspension. Justice Tebogo Tau of the Lobatse high court yesterday dismissed with costs the case in which the judges challenged the suspension. The four judges, Key Dingake, Mercy Garekwe, Modiri


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