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, 05 May 2017
Officials say efforts to grow the economy have been riddled with challenges, including being negated by continued low productivity levels of the labour force and declining employment in the formal sector, amongst others. This was said by Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi in Selebi -Phikwe yesterday, as he was officially opening the two-day Employment and Skills Development Pitso. Masisi further said the formation of Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity, and Skills Development was set up to overcome these challenges.
Friday, 05 May 2017
Thamalakane North Councilor, Duncan Enga, has accused the incumbent North West District Council leadership of having no vision for the district. In an interview with Gabz FM news, Enga said the leadership has failed to carry on the council’s initial plans to generate income for itself. Enga says this would have helped the council not to rely only on government’s financial support to develop the district such as paving its internal roads.
Friday, 05 May 2017
Lobatse Chief Magistrate, Mareledi Dipate, yesterday set trial to July 27th and 28th, in a case in which Barolong senior chief representative, is accused of causing havoc, nuisance behaviour and disturbing public peace. 67 year old Kgosi Mompati Marumoloa is alleged to have, on February 12 this year, used insult language on his subordinates, over allegations of backstabbing. Marumoloa pleaded not guilty to the charges. Marumoloa is represented by Busang Manewe whilst Lapologang Mbwe of the DPP Lobatse represents the state.
Friday, 05 May 2017
The Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions, BOFEPUSU, officials have appealed to Employment and Skills Development Minister, Tshenolo Mabeo, to facilitate a meeting between the Federation and President Ian Khama. BOFEPUSU Secretary General, Ketlhalefile Motshegwa told an Employment and Skills Development Pitso that started in Selebi Phikwe yesterday, that throughout the labour turbulence that hit the country over the past years, they have made requests to see the president but to no avail.
Thursday, 04 May 2017
Poverty Alleviation and Housing Project in Gantsi is yet to be handed over to its beneficiaries 17 years after inception. In an interview with GabzFM, one of the project beneficiaries Ineelo Sengange said the project was supposed to be handed over within 2 years adding that they are not provided with protective clothing and no salary adjustment since 2000. She further stated that the Council compensates them when they are injured on duty.
Thursday, 04 May 2017
Officials say there are no specific HIV/AIDS programs that target the mentally ill people. This was said by Itekeng Ward Councilor, Lesego Kwamabala, in Francistown yesterday, during high-risk factors among the vulnerable and mentally challenged populations study findings. Kwambala revealed that the mentally ill people are also affected by the HIV/AIDS scourge as they are also victims of rape. He revealed that neglecting the vulnerable population such as the mentally ill will make it difficult to achieve zero new HIV infections.
Thursday, 04 May 2017
Francistown High court Judge, Justice Lot Moroka has ordered that three asylum seekers from the Democratic republic of Congo be released with immediate effect from Francistown Center for Illegal Immigrants. The trio, Marie Iragi, Sophia Laheri and Theresa Butoyi together with their five children are to be housed at Dukwi refugee camp until they are repatriated to a third country or back to their country of origin. Handing down judgment this morning, Moroka said the detention of the asylum seekers at the center of illegal immigrants is illegal.
Thursday, 04 May 2017
Police in Maun are investigating an incident in which a 21 years old man is alleged to have raped a 73 years old woman at Setatunka area. Maun Police Station Commander, Superintendent Motlhaba Ramaabya told Gabz FM news that the incident happened over the weekend in the afternoon. Ramaabya says the suspect allegedly entered the house of the old woman and raped her. Ramaabya says the suspect is arrested and helping police with investigations.
Thursday, 04 May 2017
Botswana has overcome opposition from its tourism bosses to introduce a 30 dollar tax on all tourists entering the country in an effort to raise money to support conservation. The Tourism Development Levy was on the cusp of being introduced last year but stalled after opposition from Hospitality and Tourism Association, HATAB.
Thursday, 04 May 2017
A horse and trailer truck overturned 5 kilometers from Tshootsha, along the Trans Kalahari Highway, killing at least 25 cattle. The owner of the truck told Gabz Fm news at the scene of the accident that his truck, which was travelling from Namibia to South Africa, was carting 80 cattle. He said the truck overturned as the driver was trying to avoid hitting a donkey. He further added that they had to wait more than 8 hours before help could be sourced from Namibia. The driver escaped with no injuries.

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