• “I was sick of porridge”

    “I was sick of porridge”0

      Petty thief shocks court with unusual reason for stealing A Francistown man accused of stealing a laptop sent people into muffled fits of laughter on Wednesday morning when he told Senior Magistrate Dumisani Basupi that he stole the gadget with intention to sell it as he desperately needed money to change his diet. 32

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  • Cops Harrass My Client- Ngakaagae

    Cops Harrass My Client- Ngakaagae0

    Defence lawyer in the murder case of the late Fairgrounds Holdings Chief Executive Officer Michael Montshiwa, Attorney Kgosietsile Ngakaagae, this morning told the Village Magistrates Court that he will be meeting the Botswana Police Commissioner over his client, David Modise’s, unlawful arrest by the investigating team. Ngaakagae said while his client honoured his bail condition

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  • Man, 30, arraigned for flogging boy, 11 to death

    Man, 30, arraigned for flogging boy, 11 to death0

      A man who recently made news headlines for lashing his young cousin to death has been charged with manslaughter. Kabo Tladi, 30, was on Tuesday arraigned before Magistrate Kefilwe Resheng in Mochudi Magistrate court for allegedly killing his 11- year old cousin and unlawfully wounding his 8- year old niece by severe beating. He

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  • Unfair dismissal

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    Water Utilities Corporation ordered to pay wrongfully fired employee P90, 000   Francistown Industrial Court has ordered Water Utilities Corporation to pay its former employee, Wantha Phuthego a six months salary for unfair dismissal. Phuthego who worked as a Customer Care and Services Foreman was dismissed on April 04, 2015 for allegedly flouting company policies.

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  • Handcuffing rapist jailed for 10 years

    Handcuffing rapist jailed for 10 years0

      A young Zimbabwean rapist who handcuffed his victims before sexually violating them was on Tuesday slapped with a 10 year jail term and three strokes of the cane. Xolani Dube, 21, who hails from Chichi, a small village along the Zimbabwe – Botswana border pleaded guilty to two counts of rape, stealing from a

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  • Confused Murder Accused Remanded

    Confused Murder Accused Remanded0

    Double murder accused, Bakang Godisang, says investigators want to turn her into a state witness. Godisang who is facing two counts of murder and arson together with her friend Caroline Gwamolumba, who was not before the court because of medical reasons, had her prison remand extended this week to give way for further investigations. She

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  • Three arrested for gang rape

    Three arrested for gang rape0

      Three men from Sowa in the central administrative district appeared at the Francistown Magistrate’s court this week charged with taking turns to rape a 23-year-old mentally challenged woman late last year. The trio, Refilwe Morafhe, Dikgakololo Babagore and Meleko Kgomotso all aged 19 allegedly lured the woman into the bush at Tshwaane cattlepost in

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  • Montshiwa Murder Suspects Denied Bail

    Montshiwa Murder Suspects Denied Bail0

    Village magistrate’s court today denied Tumelo Tshukudu and Baboloki Seiso bail for the second time this afternoon. The duo who are represented by attorney Enoch Mazonde, were recently remanded in prison in connection with the murder of Fairgrounds Holdings Chief Executive Officer Michael Montshiwa. The court heard that the rifle that was used to kill

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  • Truck Thief Awaits Sentence

    Truck Thief Awaits Sentence0

    A Zimbabwean illegal immigrant, Musa Nkani Dlomo, who last August stole a 9-tonne Toyota truck from his former employer will know his fate tomorrow (Monday) following his conviction last week. Dlomo had pleaded not guilty to a single count of stealing a motor vehicle but was convicted on Monday by Francistown principal magistrate, Dumisani Basupi,

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  • Suspected Habitual Criminals Nabbed

    Suspected Habitual Criminals Nabbed0

    Police in Francistown have arrested two suspected habitual criminals who have allegedly been terrorizing residents of Satellite, Newstands, Coloured and Selepa locations. For over a year, 29-year-old Othusitse Wankie of Coloured location and popularly known as Sekopo together with his alleged partner in crime, Peter Mothwalo (19) of the same location have allegedly been terrorizing

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  • Man accused of raping a minor

    Man accused of raping a minor0

      A 25-year-old man of Block 7 location in Francistown started the year on a bad footing as he faces a possible jail term of at least 10 years. Lebogang Mokgosi appeared for mention before Magistrate Dumisani Basupi on Monday to answer for a rape charge. Particulars of the case state that on January the

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  • Suspected Donkey Rapist Denied Bail

    Suspected Donkey Rapist Denied Bail0

    A Zimbabwean man who was thrown in jail in September last year for allegedly having sex with a donkey had his prison remand extended by a Palapye magistrates court this week. 23-year old Decent Vee Mulilo was allegedly caught having sex with the donkey at Phuduhudu lands, and while the state believes that forensic evidence

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  • Double Murder Suspect Denied Bail

    Double Murder Suspect Denied Bail0

    A jealous woman who set a house on fire over the Christmas holiday, critically burning her pregnant love rival and sister was today denied bail by a Broadhurst Magistrates court. After the death of the victims a few days later, 38-year old Caroline Gwamolumba today hid her face in shame as she was escorted from

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  • Suspected Montshiwa Killer Granted Bail

    Suspected Montshiwa Killer Granted Bail0

    A suspect in the murder of Fairground Holdings Chief Executive Officer, Michael Montshiwa, was today granted a P10 000.00 conditional bail by a Village Magistrates court. 31-year old Modise David, a Gaborone based attorney, was arrested yesterday after police investigations revealed, through an earlier cellphone communication, that he had had a misunderstanding with the deceased.

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  • Rape victim to blame

    Rape victim to blame0

      Shared bed with a stranger A decision by a 27-year-old woman to share a bed with a stranger for the whole night resulting in her being raped served a man convicted of the offence from spending more years in prison. Meshack Morapedi (33) of Block 7 in Francistown had pleaded not guilty to a

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  • Robbery Suspect Urinates In Court

    Robbery Suspect Urinates In Court1

    A suspect in a Sefalana robbery case this morning stunned a Palapye Magistrate’s court when he stood and urinated in the dock. While his alleged partner in crime, Gofaone Modukanele was cross examining the investigating officer, Kabelo Suping asked Chief Magistrate Setlhogile Motsamai to be allowed to go to the toilet. The magistrate refused and

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  • Traditional healer jailed 14 years for raping minors

    Traditional healer jailed 14 years for raping minors1

      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

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  • Rape Suspect Freed

    Rape Suspect Freed0

    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

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  • “Suspect Faked His Identity”- Police

    “Suspect Faked His Identity”- Police3

    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

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  • Arsonist kills three

    Arsonist kills three5

      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,

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