Friday, 23 Jun 2017
The late former President Sir Ketumile Masire will be accorded a state funeral and will be laid to rest on Thursday next week in Kanye.
Friday, 23 Jun 2017
President Ian Khama has declared 3 days of national mourning, starting today in remembrance of former President Sir Ketumile Masire.
Friday, 23 Jun 2017
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has paid tribute to its Board Member and Former President Sir Ketumile Masire.

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Thursday, 04 May 2017
Authorities say some members of the public are reluctant to report rape cases involving mentally ill people. Principal Investigator on high-risk factors among vulnerable and mentally retarded population in Botswana, Oaitse Bolotsang told Gabz Fm news that most of the mentally ill people are sexually assaulted by their close relatives. Bolotsang further said in an attempt to protect their integrity, families end up not reporting such cases to the police. He claims that such cases are popular in rural areas.
Thursday, 04 May 2017
A group calling itself the Major Sons and Daughters-Botswana Movement has threatened to protest against a decision to put Prophet Bushiri on visa restriction. The Coordinator of the movement, Moemedi Baikalafi says his group will deliver a letter to the Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs Minister, Edwin Batshu this morning, demanding reasons for the decision. He says they will give the minister 5 working days to respond to their letter, failing which they will then approach the President.
Thursday, 04 May 2017
The government has put controversial Malawian Prophet Shepherd Bushiri on visa restriction. A notice dated April 26, published in the Government Gazette states that Bushiri will now have to apply for a Visa in order to visit enter Botswana. Bushiri, who is based in South Africa but born in Malawi has some followers in Botswana under his Enlightened Christian Gathering. Popularly referred to as ‘Major One’ by his followers, Bushiri is scheduled to visit next month for a crusade.
Wednesday, 03 May 2017
UDC leader, Duma Boko, has advised government to be transparent when dealing with workers, on issues of salary increment. Boko told cabinet ministers, Nonofo Molefhi and Tshenolo Mabeo at a May Day rally held in Selebi Phikwe, that the mistake that government always makes is to assume that public service unions are always looking for a pay increase. He said it is possible that if government truthfully discloses its financial position, unions may opt for marginal or no pay increase.
Wednesday, 03 May 2017
Selebi Phikwe West MP, Dithapelo Keorapetse, says while indications are that the BCL group will be put into final liquidation, the government has still not advanced any valid reasons for closing the company. Keorapetse says the latest developments whereby negotiations are ongoing for BCL assets to be taken over by a Dubai-based company, show that government did not tell the truth when it said BCL operations were no longer viable. Some of the reasons cited were low grade and deep shafts which had become expensive to run.
Wednesday, 03 May 2017
Police have embarked on an intensive search for the body of a five year old child, who was snatched by a crocodile into the Okavango River over the weekend, at Hongwa cattle post near Seronga. District No5 Officer Commanding, Senior Superintendent Peter Gochela, told Gabz FM news that the child was with her 70 year old grandmother who had gone to do laundry by the river. Gochela says while the woman was hanging the clothes she heard the child crying only to see her being dragged by a crocodile into the river.
Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Tati Town police in Francistown are investigating a case in which a 23 year old man allegedly shot himself with a gun at Borolong village about 10 kilometers west of Francistown. Station Commander, Senior Superintendent Cyprian Magalela told Gabz Fm news that the deceased was a student at Botho University. Magalela revealed that the deceased used his parents' gun to commit suicide. He did not leave behind a suicidal note. Magalela urged parents to keep their guns in safes to avoid such cases where children use guns to commit suicide.
Tuesday, 02 May 2017
The government has expressed concern and disappointment at the attributions made by the trade federation, BOFEPUSU regarding the integrity of the Public Service Bargaining Council PSBC and its exit from the council. In a statement, the government says the PSBC General Secretary said he failed to submit his report because BOFEPUSU had failed to comply with the PSBC constitution. The constitution calls for every union to submit an audited report of their membership figures to the PSBC General Secretary by January 31st.
Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Lobatse town council is today holding a full council seating, to elect a mayor after its town mayor, Malebogo Kruger’s first term in office ended recently. Insiders said Kruger's term is highly likely to be extended to give her a chance to achieve her road map objectives. Since 2014 elections, Kruger has been on the forefront of several projects, which are said to be on line for implementation in Lobatse including the controversial Milk Afric project which residents have on several occasions expressed discontent over its delays.
Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Francistown West MP, Ignatius Moswaane has called on President Ian Khama to attend parliament in order to respond to questions from MPs. Moswaane told Gabz Fm news that Khama should be accountable to Batswana. The controversial politician further said Khama as the first citizen should always update Batswana on issues of national interest.

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