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The IEC was recently taken by the UDC to the High Court on a certificate of urgency PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
CoA grants IEC expedited appeal

Following a string of losses against the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has been granted its wish to have appeal granted on an expedited basis.

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Former BHC CEO charged for selling house to Kgosi

Two accused persons including a former Botswana Housing Cooperation (BHC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mootiemang Reginald Motswaiso have been charged with selling BHC institutional house to Silver Shadows (Pty) Ltd, a company owned by former Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS), Director General Isaac Kgosi.

The voter registration crisis for 2024 General Election

Your Excellency,1.1 I write you this letter with respect to the above subject matter in my capacity as the President of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and on the instructions from its Central Committee.1.2 As you know, the BCP is a duly registered political party with a direct and substantial interest in a free, fair and credible electoral process. One of the essential components of such a process is a timely and orderly voter registration process that is transparent.1.3 The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced a voter registration exercise that was to take place from October 4, 2023 to October 32, 2023. The Commission postponed the registration on account of its lack of readiness to undertake the exercise. There have been two further postponements announced with the last one being indefinite as the matter is before the High Court. This situation has never happened before and will undoubtedly adversely affect the registration process, with the possibility that some Batswana may not be able to register for the elections over and above creation of voter apathy.

Francistown High Court. PIC

Ketlogetswe refers joinder application to another judge

FRANCISTOWN: Justice Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe has made an order that the case in which he was cited as a respondent by the Attorney General (AG) should be referred to another judge to preside over it.

In the news: Khoemacau has changed ownership and is eyeing a $700 million expansion PIC: MINING WEEKLY

Sparks fly as mineworkers meet Khoemacau ExCo

The Botswana Mineworkers Union (BMWU) has demanded the replacement of the current Khoemacau Copper Mining executive committee to help quell long-running tensions at the copper mine as the new Chinese owners take over.

Mosala family with their lawyer Makwati..PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE

High Court orders Mosala's exhumation

High Court Judge Justice Michael Motlhabi of Lobatse High Court yesterday ruled that the Commissioner of Police shall facilitate and conduct exhumation or cause to be exhumed, the body of Pedzani Mosala at own cost within seven days from the date of the order. Moreover, according to Motlhabi's order, the Commissioner shall secure the services of a government pathologist to conduct a postmortem on the body of Mosala within a reasonable time from the date of yesterday's order.

Finger on the pulse: The BoB is both government's banker and also its principal economic advisor

Yields fall as gov't raises P1.4bn debt

The Bank of Botswana (BoB) met its target of raising P1.4 billion in debt for government from the capital market at the most recent auction of notes, with yields falling amidst oversubscription by bidders.

Kwape further disclosed before Parliament that Botswana currently has 23 diplomatic missions abroad PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Masisi overlooks career diplomats

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has allocated 75% of ambassadorial appointments to political appointees who are not career diplomats. This was revealed this week by Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Lemogang Kwape.

Botswana registered a second victory at the ongoing Africa Netball Cup. PIC:MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Botswana sends warning to netball opponents

Botswana senior netball team has sent a strong warning to its opponents after winning a second successive game by beating Eswatini 55-42 in a 2023 Africa Netball Cup tie played at the UB Indoor Sports Centre today.

Kerekang’s body was found beheaded in Tlokweng back in 2018

Beheaded Mapitse’s friend traces deceased’s last moments alive

Bonolo Elizabeth Mapitse (Kerekang) died in the most gruesome way. She was found beheaded in Tlokweng, whilst the State has since withdrawn the case against her murder suspected boyfriend, Simon Kgowe with liberty to reinstate. Mmegi staffer SHARON MATHALA gleans on statement of the woman friend who was last to see the deceased

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