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Police arrest suspect in Montshiwa murder

Deceased Michael Montshiwa

Senior Superintendent Dipheko Motube of Botswana Police Public Relations Unit has revealed that they have arrested a suspect in the murder of slain Fairground Holdings Chief Executive Officer, Michael Montshiwa, Thursday evening.


Motube said that the police have interrogated the suspect Thursday evening as well as on Friday morning. The 31 year old suspect was arrested after being pursued by the security agents at a small but bustling Game City mall car wash where he had parked his red late model Golf GTI purportedly to clean it.


By Thursday sundown in the moments leading to the seizure of the suspect by the security officers, a hive unusual of helicopter activity could be seen above the Commerce Park and Game City mall skies.


The UK Flyde College educated Montshiwa who has been described as an innately driven individual who possessed twice the drive and twice ambition than many, also possessed a string of degrees and an MBA in Business Administration as well invaluable know-how of the hospitality industry from the UK and across the Atlantic where he worked at The Harbour View resort in the US, just before the turn of the new millennium.   


He was gunned down point blank range in the door way of his Block 6 home Sunday night.

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Masisi bruised by Khama, Mogae comparison

8th March 2021
President Masisi

This week’s Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Central Committee (CC) meeting held at State House chaired by Party President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi, turned into a ‘boardroom brawl’ with Masisi expressing concerns and accusing central committee members of not adequately shielding him from opposition missiles.

The meeting which was held on Monday this week was to deliberate on a number of agenda items but the President took the moment to tongue lash his inner circle to stop silly PR blunders that are causing more harm than good. The reprimand was mostly directed to party Secretary General Mpho Balopi as well as Chairman of Communications and International Relations sub-committee, Kagelelo Banks Kentse.

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DPP letter to DCEC opens healing wounds

8th March 2021
DPP Director: Stephen Tiroyakgosi

It took the intervention of the Permanent Secretary to the President, Elias Magosi to arrest a dispute between the warring Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC), and the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), by instructing the former to hand over the unfinished P100 billion docket to the latter.

But the PSP’s efforts are not enough, the two institutions are back in the boxing ring again following a letter from the DPP inviting the DCEC back into a case they long declared as “hogwash”.
A savingram dated 18th January 2021 from the DPP to the DCEC is calling on the DCEC to assist with further evidence in the P100 billion case, but the DCEC which has never hidden its indifference posits that the move by the DPP can be summed up by the expressions: ‘opening healing wounds’.

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Deputy Speaker, DCEC, DPP in spy passports war

8th March 2021
Deputy-Speaker: Mbule Pule

A fed-up Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) Director General, Tymon Katlholo has come out guns blazing over an order from the Director of the Directorate of Public

Prosecutions (DPP), Stephen Tiroyakgosi instructing the DCEC, to solicit a statement from the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, and ruling party Member of Parliament for Mochudi East, Mabuse Pule, regarding the role he played in the issuance of Whelheminah Maswabi’s intelligence operations passport.

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