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OIL IN TROUBLED WATERS

OIL IN TROUBLED WATERS

Apr. 22 | TB Joshua’s anointing water confiscated at Tlokweng border TB Joshua’s famous anointing water may have the power to heal, cast out demons and overcome life’s problems, but it cannot evade customs duty. Two pilgrims returning from Nigeria...

SANGOMAS, MUTI, BUSINESS AND THE ELECTIONS

SANGOMAS, MUTI, BUSINESS AND THE ELECTIONS

Apr. 18 | TONOTA YOUTHS PROTEST AGAINST RITUAL MURDERS Last Thursday and Friday a group of Tonota teenagers calling themselves Malwantwa rioted in the streets and fought the police, frustrated at the authorities’ apparent inaction to stem the increase...

EXPOSED

EXPOSED

Apr. 14 | In happier times WIFE STRIPS AND BEATS MARRIAGE WRECKER An enraged wife stripped and beat her husband’s mistress after finding the ‘other’ woman living in her house. Sadie Thapelo, 35, took revenge on her unsuspecting rival when she returned...

Hell’s Angels

Hell’s Angels

Apr. 11 | CAVE DWELLERS: Police with the accused POLICE REMOVE 12 CHILDREN FROM SATANIST CAVE IN MAUN The cave underneath the Maun General Clinic in Borolong ward, Maun has been turned into a prayer site for Satanists. On Tuesday afternoon police removed 12 apparently...

MINISTER OF CRUELTY

MINISTER OF CRUELTY

Apr. 7 | MP KGATHI ACCUSED OF INHUMANE TREATMENT OF WORKERS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE: Gabanamolelo and Maphakela If MP Shaw Kgathi believes in the Vision 2016 principals of a ‘just and caring nation,’ it wasn’t evident in the cruel and inhumane treatment he meted...

POLITICAL DIRTY TRICKS

POLITICAL DIRTY TRICKS

Mar. 31 | NOT AMUSED: Mbulawa Tawana beats up political rival’s cousin in alleged sex attack but was he set up? A young woman accusing Maun West MP and Batawana paramount chief Tawana Moremi of assault has denied claims that her violent encounter with the...

ROBBED AT PRAYER

ROBBED AT PRAYER

Mar. 28 | CRIME SCENE:Entrance to the Sathya Sai Centre in Francistown WORSHIPPERS ATTACKED DURING POWER CUT A COWARDLY gang of four burst in on a group of worshippers during a religious service and robbed them at gunpoint of jewellery, cell phones and cash worth...

WHAT HIT ME?

WHAT HIT ME?

Mar. 24 | WOMAN IN BLOODY ASSAULT NEVER WOKE DURING ATTACK BLOODY EVIDENCE: Mbi’s night dress A Francistown woman awoke last week to find that she had been battered to a pulp suffering a cracked jaw and broken nose in a mystery attack. 36-year-old Mbi Mphuchane...

PRESIDENT KHAMA’S POPULARITY AT AN ALL TIME LOW

PRESIDENT KHAMA’S POPULARITY AT AN ALL TIME LOW

Mar. 17 | DUMA BOKO AND UDC EMERGE AS THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE If the elections were to be called today President Ian Khama and the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) would lose power. An opinion poll carried out by The Voice last week has revealed that Umbrella...

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

Mar. 14 | The ongoing power outages have ignited a sense of panic among Batswana and without much certainty about the depressing situation everyone has been left guessing what the future holds. This week The Voice conducted a survey to get a cross section of opinions...

PROPHET OR PLAYA?

PROPHET OR PLAYA?

Mar. 10 | SCORNED WIFE: Olerato Elias Wife accuses prophet T.P. Elias of sexual misconduct with church ‘sisters’ Couple argue over missing condoms and morning after pills The angry wife of a flamboyant local Prophet Thato Patrick Elias of Gates of Heaven...

GOTCHA!!

GOTCHA!!

Mar. 7 | Stealing maid finally nabbed in Francistown NAPPED: Phatsimo Ijani A maid who tied her employer’s seven months old baby to the bed three weeks ago before stealing cash and jewellery has been arrested. Phatsimo Ijani, 19, whose picture was published...

SEX IN PRISON TOILET LANDS MAN IN HOSPITAL

SEX IN PRISON TOILET LANDS MAN IN HOSPITAL

Mar. 3 |     Jealous prisoner injures cheating inmate. IN DEEP THOUGHT: Estranged couple A prisoner at Maun State prison landed up in hospital with head injuries after his lover attacked him in a jealous fit of rage. The two lovers, Lenas December from...

BDP COUNCILCANDIDATE SUSPECT IN WIFE’S MURDER

BDP COUNCILCANDIDATE SUSPECT IN WIFE’S MURDER

Feb. 28 | DETAINED: LeatileFanaRebabedi A recently nominated BDP council candidate has been held in custody as a suspect in his wife’s murder. LeatileFanaRebabedi, 44, is in Serowe prison after appearing in court following the discovery of his wife’s body. The...

FATAL DIVORCE

FATAL DIVORCE

Feb. 28 | Husband ends his life after attempting to kill wife A tumultuous marriage ended tragically on Sunday, in a devastating incident that had all the hallmarks of a murder suicide scenario as a jilted husband committed suicide after attempting to kill his...

MISS BOTSWANA ABORTED OUR BABY

MISS BOTSWANA ABORTED OUR BABY

Feb. 24 | FORMER BOYFRIEND’S DRAMATIC CLAIM HAPPY TIMES: Ryqual Chikwira and Rosemary The reigning Miss Botswana’s ex boyfriend has hit out at the rules governing the beauty pageant for robbing him of the joys of fatherhood. In a dramatic revelation Ryqual...

DIGGING FOR MADIBA’S MONEY

DIGGING FOR MADIBA’S MONEY

Feb. 17 | SEARCH ON IN LOBATSE  PANIC MOOD: Lobatse top officials in discussions with John Irvin, the film maker Curious crowds gathered at a home in Lobatse on Wednesday to watch a group of white men digging a big hole in the ground. They were said to be searching...

EXPOSED

EXPOSED

Feb. 10 | CHEATING MP AND DC WIFE WASH DIRTY LAUNDRY IN PUBLIC IN A STICKY SITUATION: Ngaka MP for Letlhakeng/Takatokwane, Ngaka Ngaka and his wife on Monday treated scores of Gaborone city dwellers to a show of domestic drama as they aired their dirty linen in...

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS WOMAN?

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS WOMAN?

Feb. 7 | MAID ON THE RUN AFTER TYING BABY TO THE BED ON THE RUN: Phatsimo Ijani A distraught Mochudi mother was on Wednesday desperate to find a maid who tied her seven- months old baby to the bed, stole from her and disappeared. Tebogo Legase, 32 hired a 19-...

A CHANGE OF HEART?

A CHANGE OF HEART?

Feb. 7 | GOOD SAMARITAN: Nametso Nkarabang BOTSWANA GOVT. SAID TO BE REVIEWING ORDER TO DEPORT ZIM SHOOTING VICTIM It seems the Botswana Government has decided to temper justice with mercy by allowing Gift Ncube, 23, to remain in the country until his case comes...