Friday, 26 May 2017
The Transport and Communications Ministry has dismissed as false, reports that both bus and taxi fares will be increased by Monday this coming week.
Friday, 26 May 2017
The police have dismissed as a hoax, a message circulation online claiming that four gunmen are on a spree to commit a series of offences including killing, rapes and robbery.
Friday, 26 May 2017
Police investigations into a case in which packages of pregnancy termination tablets went missing at Athlone hospital a fortnight ago have not born any fruits yet.

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Friday, 26 May 2017
The Transport and Communications Ministry has dismissed as false, reports that both bus and taxi fares will be increased by Monday this coming week. The ministry reiterates that allegations trending on social media that the public transport fares will be increased are FALSE. It says the public will be informed officially in the event that fare changes are made.
Friday, 26 May 2017
The police have dismissed as a hoax, a message circulation online claiming that four gunmen are on a spree to commit a series of offences including killing, rapes and robbery. The message says police will be conducting door-to door searches and warns the public against obstructing justice. Chief spokesperson, Witness Boseja, told Gabz FM that the message is meant to instil fear in the public, and should be ignored. Boseja also urged those sharing or forwarding the message, to desist from doing so.
Friday, 26 May 2017
Police investigations into a case in which packages of pregnancy termination tablets went missing at Athlone hospital a fortnight ago have not born any fruits yet. At least 33 packages went missing at Athlone Hospital on the morning of May 11th, and police investigations commenced shortly after the alleged incident. Woodhall police station commander, Superintendent Tebogo Madisa says nothing has changed since the matter was reported. He says the tablets have not yet been recovered and no arrests have been made.
Friday, 26 May 2017
The police has dismissed as a hoax, a message circulation online claiming that four gunmen are on a spree to commit a series of offences including killing, rapes and robbery. The message says police will be conducting door-to door searches and warns the public against obstructing justice. Chief spokesperson, Witness Boseja, told Gabz FM that the message is meant to instil fear in the public, and should be ignored. Boseja also urged those sharing or forwarding the message, to desist from doing so.
Friday, 26 May 2017
Tumiso Rakgare
The leader of the Botswana Congress Party BCP youth league, Tumiso Rakgare, has reiterated that his organisation will start mobilising a strong campaign, against the use of electronic voting machines EVMs during the 2019 general elections. He was speaking at a media briefing in Gaborone today. Rakgare also said it would be pointless to boycott the elections, as the BDP government will go ahead with the EVMs at the ballot and return to power. He also criticised the ruling BDP for claiming that it never initiated the use of the EVMs in the elections.
Friday, 26 May 2017
Vice President Mokgweetsi
One of Molefhi's campaign managers, Moemedi Dijeng, has challenged the Masisi camp, to reveal the mystery person, who will assume the party chairmanship when Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi ascends to the presidency of both party and country in April next year. This is amid speculation that Masisi is planning to nominate President Ian Khama to lead the party when the latter retires next year.
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Opposition parties say they will not participate in what they call a sham where the electoral commission will today showcase an infamous Electronic Voting Machine, supposedly to be used in the 2019 general elections. BCP spokesperson Dithapelo Keorapetse said they have a case at the high court on the matter therefore the demonstration is running parallel to the legal inquiry before court on the machine. He says by going ahead with the demonstration, the IEC will be in violation of the sub-prejudice principle and consequently in contempt of court.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
The electoral commission is set to showcase an enhanced electronic voting machine tomorrow, supposedly to be used in the 2019 general elections. Project coordinator Gabriel Seeletso says the organisation will exhibit a machine with paper trail, otherwise known as Voter –Verified Paper Audit Trail, VVPAT, even though this is not provided for in the electoral Act.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
The Indian company invited to showcase an EVM, has distanced itself from what it called “hackathon” organised by the IEC. In a statement, Bharat Electronics, says it has been invited to show only the functionality of EVMs and VVPATs designed to meet the specific requirements of Botswana Government. Bharat Electronics is not disputing that these machines can be hacked, but it says they are different from the ones which are used by the Election Commission of India.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
The immigration and passport control services is one of the government departments hit hard by the worldwide computer virus, wannacry. The virus, which has affected more than 150 countries, has led to a shutdown of many online government services. The Communications Ministry says it is taking the necessary precautionary steps to secure all systems, whose integrity can be adversely affected. It further says it is monitoring the situation, and that further developments would be communicated in due course.

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