Monday, May 2, 2016

Real Lives

Real Lives
Botswana Real Lives Stories - Botswana Human Interest Stories

Dream come true

  BancABC builds home for 86-year-old granny Mother luck can still smile on the old as it happened to 86-year-old Seanokeng Swaki of Molebatsi ward in...

Desperate measures

  Retired sex worker forced to launch a career comeback A retired Francistown commercial sex worker has been forced to contemplate a revival of her profession...

My mother ruined my life

  Boy raised in an orphanage regrets meeting his mom He spent 11 years at an orphanage in Gaborone yearning and pinning to meet the woman...

British dad battles for access to his Motswana daughter

   Last year we carried the story of the broken bond between four-year-old Toni and British father, Richard Benjamin of Kanye. Her father claimed that Toni...

The pain of love

  Heartbroken lover publishes a book When he caught his fiancée having sex with his best friend, Kebaneilwe Garebatho decided to take matters into his own...

The face of poverty

  Homeless Ramadi laments her plight as she sends out an SOS for a house Maonyana Ramadi of Maseetsele in Moshupa was born to be poor. A...

SAVE US FROM OUR EVIL SON

Mother whose violent child has terrorised the family makes plea for him to be locked up “He even boasts that a whip can only kill a...

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

“CAKES ARE LIKE A GIRL, WHEN SHE IS BEAUTIFUL SHE DOESN’T NEED SO MUCH MAKE UP" The Curry Puff–an amazing snack sized butter pastry stuffed...

REAL LIVES MY BABY FOR A JOB

MOTHER OFFERS CHILD FOR ADOPTION IN EXCHANGE FOR EMPLOYMENT They are her darlings, they are all she has in the world, but she can’t keep...

AS OLD AS THE HIILS

“ IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT” GRANNY, 109 SAYS ABOUT HUBBY AS SHE WALKS DOWN MEMORY LANE” The Guinness World Records recently named Misao...

WAR AND PEACE

When Heidi Jansen left Chicago for Botswana as a US Peace Corp in 2009 all she had on her mind was to do her...

SEXUAL ORIENTATION BEATEN AND BRUISED, BUT STILL FIGHTING FOR HIS RIGHT TO BE GAY

For 21-year-old Obusitse Booster being gay and dating men is ‘just normal,’ and as far back as Standard 3 the attraction has always made...

GRANNY, 96, HANGS HERSELF OVER MONEY PROBLEMS

WHEN AGED KELEOFILE SIWANE ENDED HER TROUBLED LIFE LAST WEEK SHE BECAME THE OLDEST PERSON ON RECORD IN BOTSWANA TO COMMIT SUICIDE, AND THE...

WHO’S NEXT?

Fed up with the heartbreak of being married to a serial cheater, Maitumelo Timela has twice taken the marriage wreckers to court and is...

“IT WAS A CALL FOR HELP, I NEVER MEANT TO KILL MYSELF”

THERE HAS BEEN A DISTURBING RISE IN TEENAGE SUICIDES AS YOUNG PEOPLE STRUGGLE TO COPE WITH LIFE’S DEMANDS – LECHANI MOKGOSI, 16, WAS NEARLY...

STROKE AMBASSADOR

Stroke survivor launches war against the disease A touching story of Bakhwi Kablay, a Motswana woman who battled a stroke attack and is now on...

CALLING ALL GOOD SAMARITANS

Bedridden stroke survivor seeks help for operation restore dignity A woman who was left paralyzed from her waist down after suffering a stroke has pleaded...

GAY AS A DAFFODIL

A Motswana man speaks candidly about being born a homosexual Following a recent media workshop on how to report positively on gay issues, one gay man,...

CONFESSIONS OF A COUPLE IN CONFLICT EXPOSE PRESSURES OF LIVING WITH HIV

HE…My wife is tasteless and boring in bed SHE…My husband said he would have to use 10 condoms to have sex with me In a frank...

REBUILDING SHATTERED LIVES

Kagelelo Tidige’s describes his battle to cope with family life after tragedy robbed him of a wife and baby daughter. It is almost exactly ten...

AGAINST ALL ODDS

RealLives: Woman's fierce battle against the big C As the world unites to fight against cancer on February the 4th, under the theme; 'Together it...

PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST

Cartoonist with disability makes his mark He cuts a lonely figure as he walks around Gaborone malls shopping for a computer so  he can operate...

BABY DADDY DRAMA

Father queries maintenance as  child calls another man daddy An unemployed father who was recently ordered by the court to pay P300 in monthly child...

CULTURE MATTERS

  Canadian Student Experiences Botswana Over 12000km away from his Sudbury home in Canada, Aaron Brubacher, 20 was on a student exchange programme which brought him...

LIVING WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Woman seeks divine intervention as incurable disease shatters her life  Doctors can not do much to treat her multiple sclerosis (MS), an incurable disease that...

DAUGHTERS WHO DO NOTHING BUT BEAR CHILDREN

When parents get older they normally expect their children to take turn and look after them. But that has not been the case for 72...

I might act like a woman but I am not gay

Real lives: sexuality By Joy Chikura A 23 year old man who has since childhood been mistaken for a girl and eventually a woman has gone...

TORN APART BY INCEST

 Mother  blames poverty on daughter' sexual relationship with dad   A woman who ran away from her matrimonial home because her husband was having an incestuous...

JUSTICE DENIED

Police accused of sweeping nine- year- old girl's rape case under the carpet Three years after her nine -year old child was defiled, a distraught...

TORTURED LIFE OF AN ABUSED WIFE

  Woman relives heartache with Kenyan husband who stole their 8- year- old child     A turbulent 12 years of marriage to an abusive foreign husband has...

THE COST OF LIVING

EXCLUSIVE : Prominent Francistown businesswoman Afroza Sheikh has spent over half a million pula to stay alive as she battles with a life threatrening kidney...

Dark secret revealed by recovery of a suitcase

When Carlly Thati unmistakably recognised his long lost suitcase in the possession of a fellow passenger at the Francistown bus rank, he thought it...

PLEASE COME BACK HOME

Wife in a desperate plea as husband has been missing for months It’s been eight months since a habitual gambler and father of...

BATTLING FOR SURVIVAL

Diana Bosolo, the HIV/AIDS patient we featured recently in her ongoing battle against the deadly scourge is back in hospital fighting for her life. While...

POLICE RELEASE UNSEEN VIDEO FROM 9/11

Previously unseen footage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks filmed from a police helicopter flying above the burning World Trade Centre has emerged almost ten...

MIRACULOUS SURVIVAL

When Malebogo Molefhe’s ex soldier boyfriend shot her eight times from close range in a frenzied attack, death seemed a certainty. That she lived...

WAITING IN VAIN

When hunger and hopelessness become the order of the day When Ditlhapi Galeboe queued patiently to cast a vote in the last 2009 general election,...

NO COMFORT OR JOY… BUT MOTHER PUTS ON A BRAVE FACE

When Masego Bakwale was admitted to hospital nine months pregnant with a baby girl, she was looking forward to welcoming a new addition to...

FORGIVE AND FORGET

REAL LIVES: CRIME When Marcel Acquet was brutally attacked and robbed of his possessions, his world was blown apart. But now three weeks after his...

BLIND AND DESTITUTE

From the moment the yard comes into vicinity you can see the plight of blind Letlhabile Motlhokwa, 55 from Moshupa and her family. There are...