A leaked trove of confidential files has revealed how some motor dealers in Botswana ingratiate themselves with the government by donating scores of motor vehicles to departments and making billions of Pula in return.
The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has suspended its Member of Parliament, Polson Majaga pending a defilement case, a top party official confirmed.
Parliament is expected to vote in a crucial decision on whether to extend President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s emergency powers to last for a period of six months.
It seemed too good to be true. A diamond-rich, corruption-free, democratic, prosperous, and peaceful African country with a tradition of peaceful transfer of presidential power (the incumbent president voluntarily leaves office a year before the next general election). It was.
Everywhere you look, there is back-stabbing, defections, grandstanding and chaos. Joel Konopo looks at the disjointed state of politics in Botswana as the election nears.
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The regime of the Botswana president is accused of eroding good governance and democracy, as the economy starts to lose its lustre.
I was out of the country when you and your producer, Keikantse Shumba were suspended for airing a voice over clip on your popular morning show of an alleged meeting between Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi and some opposition politicians who were being lured into the ruling party.
With another journalist detained and later released without a charge, it appears Botswana’s intolerance for private press is becoming a dangerous obsession.