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MAN (33) ATTEMPTS TO RAPE GRANNY (74)

MAN (33) ATTEMPTS TO RAPE GRANNY (74)

Apr. 18 |   FLIGHT RISK: Jack Sekelema A 33-year-old Mosetse man appeared in the Francistown magistrates’ court on Tuesday facing a single count of attempted rape. Slim and innocent looking Jack Sekelema of the copper mining village of Mosetse in...

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...

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...

CRIME OF (COM)PASSION

CRIME OF (COM)PASSION

Apr. 11 | ACCUSED: Christopher Thekwini before his court appearance A young man accused of defilement was spared a prison sentence after it emerged that his underage girlfriend threatened to kill herself if he ended their relationship. Christopher Thekwini, 22,...

DRUNKEN ARSONIST TO BE SENTENCED

DRUNKEN ARSONIST TO BE SENTENCED

Apr. 11 | ACCUSED: Peter Sebolelo A security guard who set his rented house ablaze in a drunken fit of rage has pleaded guilty to the charge of arson and assault common. Peter Katlego Sebolelo (27) of Block II in Francistown was expected to be sentenced for the...

Woman (23) accused of choking newborn baby.

Woman (23) accused of choking newborn baby.

Apr. 4 | ACCUSED: Mosetsana Foreman Police in Francistown are investigating a case in which a 23-year-old woman allegedly choked her newborn baby to death soon after giving birth last Thursday. Acting Kutlwano Police Station Commander Assistant Superintendent...

Man on Bail for Murder Kills Girlfriend

Man on Bail for Murder Kills Girlfriend

Apr. 4 | Sehitwa Police are investigating a case in which a 34-year-old man of Somelo settlement in the North West District sneaked into his girlfriend’s bedroom and strangled her to death with a scarf on Thursday night. Basimane Basimane was granted bail earlier...

SUSPECTED ABORTIONIST ACQUITTED

SUSPECTED ABORTIONIST ACQUITTED

Apr. 4 | A former female security guard and alleged abortionist who had a murder charge hanging over her head for three years was recently acquitted by a Francistown High Court Judge. In passing judgment Judge Zibani Makhwade found no evidence linking highly pregnant...

COPS NAB ROBBERY SUSPECTS

COPS NAB ROBBERY SUSPECTS

Mar. 28 |   IN CHAINS: Efedile appeared in court on Tuesday Police have arrested three of the four men suspected to have been terrorising Gaborone, following a spate of armed robberies on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday consecutively. Descriptions of a balaclava...

F/town police to crack down on dirty cops

F/town police to crack down on dirty cops

Mar. 28 | Police in Francistown have allegedly launched a manhunt to root out suspected bad cops within the Botswana Police Service (BPS), The Voice has learnt. Reliable sources say top cops are worried about criminal incidents often referred to as inside jobs...

JEALOUS LOVER STABS WOMAN TO DEATH

JEALOUS LOVER STABS WOMAN TO DEATH

Mar. 28 |   ACCUSED: Charles A herdsman from Sokaphala cattle post near Nata village appeared in the Francistown magistrates’ court last Friday charged with a single count of murder. Charles Yster, 38, from Khawa settlement near Bokspits in the Ghanzi administrative...

Woman Bites rapist penis

Woman Bites rapist penis

Mar. 21 |   ACCUSED: Cairoos A woman who was allegedly raped by a Francistown man masquerading as a Good Samaritan bit him on the penis to escape. On Sunday night at around 10pm the woman who was on transit to Tutume from Gaborone via Francistown took instant...

Traditional doctor detained for murder

Traditional doctor detained for murder

Mar. 21 | Maun Police are investigating a murder case in which a 28 -year- old woman died after drinking a concoction she was allegedly given by a well know traditional doctor. Maun Police Acting Station Commander Assistant Superintendent Zhabi Hulela said that...

BABY KILLER FREED FROM MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

BABY KILLER FREED FROM MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

Mar. 21 |   SHAMED: Modise hiding from the camera Nine years ago she was accused of causing death to her baby by negligence. This week 32 -year- old Gobona Modise of Sefhare village in the Tswapong area walked free after she was acquitted and discharged by...

Zim refugee charged with child molestation

Zim refugee charged with child molestation

Mar. 7 |   CHARGED: Tickey Dube A Zimbabwean refugee, Tickey Dube appeared in the Francistown magistrates’ court on Thursday facing a single count of defilement. Dube also known as TK of Zone 5 at the Dukwi Refugee Camp – 180km northwest of Francistown...

RIB CRACKER MOTHOKA REMEMBERED FONDLY

RIB CRACKER MOTHOKA REMEMBERED FONDLY

Mar. 7 | The man who was killed by his Shebeen queen boss last week has been laid to rest. Raboshimane Bond Mothoka, 58, was buried in Tatisiding village amidst fond memories of his life and how he used to make people laugh. Speaker after speaker described Mothoka...

Feb. 28 | Shebeen owner in Court for employee murder SHABEEN QUEEN: Julia A 46-year-old shebeen queen from Tonota village has appeared in court for allegedly killing her male employee. Short and stocky, Jimmy looked defiant when she briefly appeared before Francistown...

CHILD RAPISTJAILED FOR 12 YEARS

CHILD RAPISTJAILED FOR 12 YEARS

Feb. 28 |   CONVICTED: Mothapisa Tseladioka A 41- year- old rapist from Sehithwa village was this week sent away to jail for 12 years. Maun Magistrate Court convicted Mothapisa Tseladioka on the charge of raping a 12- year standard seven pupil on the 11th...

Feb. 21 | He shouted ‘Fire In Jesus name’ while doing it   UNHOLY MAN: Mathews Kamboyi A- 25- year- old Pastor from Zambia was on Monday sentenced to nine strokes of the cane by the Kasane Magistrate Court for indecent assault. Pastor Mathews Kamboyi,...

MURDER SUSPECTS GRANTED BAIL

MURDER SUSPECTS GRANTED BAIL

Feb. 17 | Two police officers Atlholang Mojanki and Tshepho Nlewa have been granted bail today. The two are linked to Bokani Socks’ death. Socks went missing on the 3rd of January this year and her body remaining was discovered three weeks later. The 28 year...