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  • Man kills teen lover, then commits suicide

    Serowe police are investigating a case in which a 31-year-old man of Sebadi ward stabbed his 19-year-old lover to death and later committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope from the roof rafters.Acting Station Commander, Eric Dambe told The...

  • Mother of three battling for life after failed suicide

    A 25-year-old woman is fighting for her life at Jubilee Psychiatric Hospital in Francistown, following a failed suicide attempt. Kachikau Police Station Commander Situme Budane said they received a report on the attempted suicide from a Kachikau...

  • Two boys rape 4 and 12-year-old little girls

    Kutlwano Police in Francistown are investigating a case in which two girls were raped in separate incidents.Kutlwano Police Assignment Superintendent, Alice Oabile said in one incident they received a report on Saturday at 9pm that a 12-year-old girl...

  • Side chick charged P25 000 for marriage-wrecking

    A two-year marriage is irretrievably broken after a side chick stole the heart of her University supervisor, Oganne Mazwigwila, who worked alongside his wife, Dr Lebo Mazwigwila at the InChrist University.In an interview with The Midweek Sun, Dr...

  • Over 500 cattle stolen so far this year

    Over 400 cases of stock theft have been reported between December 2023 and now.Botswana Police spokesperson, Dipheko Motube said in the 439 reported cases, 551 cattle were affected of which 262 were recovered and 289 were not found.According to...

  • Teenager in jail for murder, two accomplices on the run

    An 18-year-old man accused of the murder of a 20-year-old man has been remanded in custody by Gumare Magistrate Kedikilwe Johnson.Confirming the incident, Gumare Station Commander Chenamo Orateng told this publication that they received a report on...

  • Suicide note set to haunt family of 'pained' man

    A 22-year-old man committed suicide in Kasane on Monday evening using an electric cable and left behind a haunting suicide note.Confirming the incident, Acting Kasane Police Station Commander, Othusitse Marape said they received a report that a man...

  • Evicted vendors demand alternative location

    The City of Francistown Council defended its decision to demolish central market stalls despite some vendors expressing frustration and anger at the situation.In an interview with The Midweek Sun, Francistown Mayor, Godisang Radisigo argued that the...

  • Zim woman dumps baby in pit latrine

    A 21-year-old Zimbabwean woman suspected of dumping a 6-month-old foetus into a pit latrine after committing abortion has been arraigned before the Extension 2 Magistrate Court.Shelly Sibanda allegedly committed the offence at Notwane Farms between...

  • People with disabilities demand inclusiveness in elections

    Botswana Council for the Disabled (BCD) is worried about challenges that prevent their members from participating in general elections.BCD Executive Director, Moffat Louis told The Midweek Sun that there are people with severe disabilities and people...

  • P15.9 million spent on Prison warders houses

    The Government has spent about P15.9 million to build 14 housing units for prison warders.The Botswana Prison Service, according to Commissioner of Prisons Dinah Marathe, has procured a number of houses in Gaborone, Serowe, Machaneng, Mahalapye and...

  • Politicians expected to engage in malicious election tactics

    Protecting democracy and human rights, particularly regarding the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender-diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) individuals in Southern Africa, has been a complex and ongoing challenge due to...

  • Death row inmate fights murder conviction

    Death-row inmate, Gobuamang Ntsuape has returned to court for mitigation following his conviction on two murder charges in Francistown. He occasioned the deaths of a police officer and a fellow inmate eight years ago,The 37-year-old had already been...

  • Prisons upgrade security with CCTV cameras across the country

    Botswana Prisons Service (BPS) is committed to upholding fair and humane treatment of offenders, whilst ensuring respect for their human rights and dignity, Commissioner Dinah Marathe has assured. According to Marathe, through the implementation of...

  • Church steps in to mould the men against GBV

    Botswana continues to experience high incidents of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and associated loss of life, which are mostly perpetuated by men against women and children. Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence and Security, Brigadier...

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