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Fairgrounds CEO murder accused out on bail

Keletso Thobega

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DECEASED: Michael Montshiwa

The main suspect in the murder of Fairgrounds CEO Montshiwa will enjoy Christmas with his loved ones.Lawyer Modise who has been implicated in the murder was granted bail following a short mention. Montshiwa was gunned down in 2015 at his house in Block 6, Gaborone.

Details remain sketchy on what could have transpired on that fateful night. Broadhurst Magistrate Boipuso Tshweneyagae this week granted Modise bail of P5000 and asked him to surrender his passport and report to Gaborone west Police station every last day of the month.

“The accused should inform the investigating officer before travelling outside Botswana and should report to the Gaborone West police station as stipulated,” noted the magistrate.It has been a busy year at the courts with several well-known and high profile individuals implicated in criminal cases. The threat-to-kill case of Minister of Transport and Communications Dorcas Makgato lodged against a disgruntled and rejected CEDA benefactor Wadza Tombo continues in mid-February where more witnesses are expected to be called to testify.

The case in which a so-called “millionaire” Phakalane businessman David Motawana was accused of threatening to kill media personality Benson Phutego following a road rage altercation in January 2018 has hit a stalemate as prosecution has delayed to present its argument.

Meanwhile, the case in which a former maid of Thea Khama – the wife of now Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Tshekedi Khama – was accused of theft will also continue next year. The maid has pleaded not guilty to stealing items while in employ, that include clothes and cell phones.

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BUSHIRI HELPED US

Yvonne Mooka

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The torment that Keloneilwe family in Goo Kodisa had been subjected to for over a year is now a thing of the past.This is thanks to the intervention of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, if what Kgosi Moalakwena Keloneilwe says is anything to go by.

He told The Midweek Sun that he went to see Prophet Shepherd Bushiri in Pretoria on April 12 and was told by Major One, as Bushiri is known, that all is well. “When I arrived at his church, I met him and showed him The Midweek Sun article about the incident and he laid hands on it and said ‘It is done.’ “He didn’t say much,” said Keloneilwe. He said that the Enlightened Christian Gathering leader also gave him anointing oil.

“He also preached that when we pray in tongues, the anointing oil changes into the Holy Spirit and that it can do anything that we ask it to do. “He warned that if we don’t use it properly, it can be dangerous. But again, the prophet taught us that anybody can perform miracles,” said the tribal leader, who is also a cousin to the family that was tormented by the evil creature.

Kgosi Keloneilwe said that he was speechless when he arrived back home to find that government through social workers had instructed that the family move to Moshupa into a Village Development Committee house. “That same Monday, they moved to Moshupa which makes sense concerning what the prophet was saying that it is done.

The children have even gone back to school,” he said. He said that he did not tell his cousins that he was going to see Bushiri and only told them when he came back. The family has been tormented by an unknown creature, believed to appear in the form of a snake, a monkey the next minute and also a dirty doll.

In a previous interview with this reporter, the headman revealed that the children had been away from school for a year because the creature has torn their school uniforms into pieces. He also said that efforts to take them to school were made difficult by the fact that the creature throws stones at any car that takes them to school. It was also said that it threw stones at the children and slapped them if they dared go to school.

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World telecoms day commemoration in Sefhare

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President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi will join the ministry of transport and communications to commemorate the World Telecommunications and Information Society Day (WTISD) in Sefhare this coming Friday.

The event will be held at Sefhare Primary School grounds starting at 0900hrs. This year the commemorations will be celebrated under the theme ‘Bridging the Standardization gap’. Bridging the Standardization gap is one of the strategic goals of the International and Communication Union’s (ITU) standardisation sector. The purpose of WTISD is help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of internet and other Information and Communication Technologies (ITCs) can bring to societies and economies as well as ways to bridge the digital divide.

The day marks the founding of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).On the 17th May 1865 when the first International telegraph Convention was signed in Paris. This year we celebrate 50th Anniversary of World Telecommunications and Information Society Day which has been celebrated annually since 1969.

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