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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Thursday, 27 Apr 2017
An opposition councillor in Gaborone Sergeant “Yellowman” Kgosietsile has called on all councillors in the city council to support Kagiso Thutlwe, who was voted for the mayoral position. His comments come after another UDC councillor Rhoda Sekgororoane defied a caucus this week and challenged Thutlwe in the elections. Kgosietsile says there is a need to support the mayor in his quest to deliver services to residents.
Thursday, 27 Apr 2017
The chairman of the Unemployment Movement, Thebe Ditshego says two of their members, who were arrested yesterday for picketing near the Ombudsman offices have been released. He says the pair was demonstrating to sensitise the public about the plight of unemployed youth. He added that they were briefly detailed even though their demonstration was peaceful. Ditshego says the police have since released the two members who are part of a group that is deployed in different locations to raise awareness about the unemployment among the youth.
Thursday, 27 Apr 2017
Police have closed investigations into the alleged fraudulent Francistown west petition due to lack of sufficient evidence. The petition led to the postponement of the by-election in the constituency more than three years ago. The opposition BCP had reported the matter to the police claiming that some BDP activists - among them specially elected councillor, Zazambi Tuelo, had forged signatures when authoring the petition to the president.
Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017
Dr. Athalia Molokomme
The former Attorney General, Dr. Athalia Molokomme is the new ambassador to Switzerland following her appointment together with other new envoys by the president. In a statement announcing the appointment, the Foreign Affairs Ministry, says Molokomme has vast knowledge and experience in law, government, academics and nongovernmental sector. In her appointment, she will also be Botswana’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva. Other appointments include, Bruce Palai who has been redeployed as Botswana’s Ambassador to China.
Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017
Gerald Police in Francistown, are investigating a case in which an inmate allegedly raped another at the Center for Illegal Immigrants. Station Commander, Superintendent Edward Leposo told Gabz Fm news that the complainant is a Zimbabwean man aged between 18 and 20 years while the accused person is a Motswana man between 30 and 40 years. Leposo further said their investigations are still ongoing. He urged prisoners to report such criminal activities so that the perpetrators could face the wrath of the law.
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
Employment need in Botswana continues to be evident through masses of applications thrown in for opportunities that arise, including that of the land board membership. Addressing the newly appointed members of the land boards across Botswana in Gaborone yesterday, the Land Management Minister Prince Maele said the application turn out for the board membership post were over 24 thousand 800 and there was only a need to fill up just 342 positions.
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
The Ombudsman, Augustine Makgonatsotlhe has expressed concern about the delayed police investigations in criminal matters. Speaking during a stakeholder engagement seminar in Francistown today, Makgonatsotlhe revealed that in some cases police arrest suspects without concrete evidence. He highlighted that some suspects are remanded in custody for unreasonable time without being taken before the courts of law. Makgonatsotlhe noted that the prolonged imprisonment of suspects prejudice them and breaches their fundamental human rights.
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
Kagiso Thutlwe has retained his seat as Gaborone City Mayor. Thutlwe was elected for the second term as the Mayor of Gaborone while Honourable Kagiso Tshekega was also voted for the second term as Deputy Mayor. Thutlwe won the seat with 23 votes against Tlogatloga ward councillor Rhoda Sekgororoane who garnered 12 votes. In an interview with Gabz FM news earlier, Thutlwe said the second term affords him an opportunity to fulfil his dream of turning Gaborone into a Diamond City.
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
The export of donkey hides is proving to be a thriving business in Botswana following reports that in the Ghanzi district alone close to 50 donkeys are slaughtered daily for their skin. Thousands of donkeys in developing countries are being killed and their skin sold to Asian countries for gelatine which is used in medicinal tonics, aphrodisiacs and anti-ageing creams. In Botswana, there are a handful of individuals who are licensed to slaughter donkeys with some suspected to be exporting illegally.
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
Tourism Minister, Tshekedi Khama, is to give evidence before the Maun Magistrates Court as a state witness in a forgery case against Walking Stick Travel Tours Director, Philemon Kamogelo. Minister Khama was scheduled to appear yesterday but the Prosecution said that due to the minister’s commitments he could not make it to court. The prosecution says they cannot proceed with the case without the minister’s evidence as a key witness in the matter.

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