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‘Bomber’ allegedly masterminding cross border heists from a South African jail

TSAONE SEGAETSHO

Cross-border intelligence between Botswana Police Services (BPS) and the South African Police Services (SAPS) points to one of the infamous heist master-minders currently serving jail time in one of the Gauteng prisons.


Moffat Group VAT furor continues

• Shadrack Baaitse facilitated the controversial Moffat Group mask tender

Tsaone Segaetsho

Fresh investigations shows that businessman Shadrack Baaitse was subcontracted as a supplier by Moffat Group to get them face masks through a South African export and import company.


DIS challenges Justice Busang’s “stop harassing Khama” verdict

Tsaone Segaetsho

Former president Ian Khama is lodging in obscurity in South Africa after skipping the country early November much to the chagrin of the state security agency, DIS.


British American Tobacco mulls exiting Botswana market

• Smoke still unclear for vendors on Tobacco Bill

TSAONE SEGAETSHO
Vendors interviewed by Ink Centre for Investigative Journalism do not welcome the new Tobacco Control Act signed into law in October 2021, saying it is highly retributionist and exclusive.


Pandora Papers: What is Ram ‘hiding’ in British Virgin Islands?

By definition, there is nothing wrong with owning an offshore company. However, it becomes rather fascinating when those who do deny it, especially when the entities in question are domiciled in places that attract certain types who present perturbations to the international finance system. As NTIBINYANE NTIBINYANE of INK Centre for Investigative Journalism reports, an international probe points at Ram of Choppies fame as one such person


VP Tsogwane accused of ‘quarry mine grab

Vice President Slumber Tsogwane, who is also the Member of Parliament for Boteti West, is embroiled in a controversy over the ownership of a quarry mine in the village of Xhumo, Julia Masima reports.


How Masisi is mismanaging the pandemic

Botswana lacks leadership and policy direction to stop the spread of Coronavirus, argues Joel Konopo


Masisi is conflicted in Eswatini and “out of depth”

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should recall President Mokgweetsi Masisi, current chair of the SADC organ on Politics, Defence and Security (Troika), who lacks objectivity about the unfolding crisis in eSwatini and therefore cannot mediate between the clashing security forces and demonstrators calling for electoral reforms.


How CMB hypnotized Peloetletse with dirty money

INK reporters

Emmah Peloetletse, acting Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP), allegedly promised an investment management firm her full support in their bid to increase their exposure to the country’s largest pension fund, allegedly in exchange for kickbacks.


EIA Committee quashes Ghanzi farmer’s claim that mining bad for environment

Calistus Bosaletswe

A South African absentee farmer has lost an appeal seeking the court to reverse a government authorised Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) granted to a Australian junior copper miner, Tshukudu Metals mining in the Ghanzi region.