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.
Bammangwato royal uncles have been trying to convene a Kgotla meeting at the Serowe main Kgotla but in vain. Deputy regent, who is at the helm of the Kgotla now, Kgosi Serogola Seretse and the administration of the day have been accused by the uncles for repeatedly denying them use of the Kgotla to discuss issues affecting Kgosi Ian Khama and also replacing the regent Sediegeng Kgamane.
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: 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.
Even though former president Ian Khama has been in self-imposed exile in South Africa for two years now, government claims that the latter’s office in Botswana is still operating at full capacity.
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.
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.