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Prisons boss attacks Minister over Masisi’s choice

Keneilwe Bogosing

Despite the decision being hailed by the Presidency as a giant leap towards women empowerment, a recent decision to appoint a Police Officer as the Commissioner of Prisons has been dismissed by the Prisons top brass as disrespectful and a demoralising vote of no confidence on the Prisons department leadership.

The decision by President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi to appoint deputy police Commissioner, Dinah Marathe demoted one of the three Prisons deputies, Keneilwe Bogosing who has been acting Commissioner since the departure of Silas Motlalekgosi. Bogosing who is responsible for corporate services has been acting ahead of her two peers, Dikakanyo Mmolawa and Alicious Sisikwe and was hopeful of a substantive appointment by President Masisi.

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Hunt for new Ombudsman ongoing

17th August 2022

The Minister of Justice, Machana Shamukuni says the search to appoint the Ombudsman and other critical heads of department is currently ongoing and the process is expected to be completed before end of the year.

The Ombudsman position fell vacant almost five months ago after Augustine Makgonatsotlhe was removed from the office and appointed as Ambassador to Kuwait.

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Two Batswana detained in Zim for illegal trade in mercury

17th August 2022

Two Batswana nationals have been arrested in Zimbabwe for illegal trade in mercury. The duo is being held together with a Zimbabwean national who is being questioned by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP).

This publication understands that the suspects who are aged between 39 and 56 years hail from Tutume and Selebi-Phikwe. At the time of the arrest, they were found in possession of a pistol, bomb motor and four live rounds. It is understood that the suspects told investigators during interrogation that the deadly substance has a lucrative market in Far East countries, where the demand is high. It is further reported that the suspects claimed that the mercury can be easily accessed in mines through middleman.

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No end in sight for Botswana/ Namibia looming border row

17th August 2022

The Namibian Lives Matter Movement has weighed in on the looming border dispute between their country and Botswana.

Commenting on reports that the Namibian Parliament has dispatched a committee along the border between the two countries on fact finding mission, the group commended“the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, De-fence and Security that will engage community members living along the Namibia Botswana Border in conducting public hearings into acts of aggression and brutality by Botswana Defence (BDF) Force against innocent and unarmed Namibians.” 

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