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UDC activist arrested for inciting violence

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FACEBOOK RANT LANDS UB STUDENT IN TROUBLE

With the dust from the general elections yet to settle, police have arrested a 21-year-old University of Botswana (UB) student over a Facebook post they believe incites violence and public unrest.

Karabo Matonkomane, an activist for Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), was detained by Serious Crime Squad on Monday night, ten hours after posting the offending statement online.

Information gathered by The Voice is that Matonkomane, who goes by the Facebook account, Matonkomane Karabo, wrote, “Before this term is completed there is going to be a town shut down, a national day of anger to protest against unemployment, deteriorating health service, poor quality education, low wages, corruption and lack of genuine democracy.”

The post goes on to warn that all wards and malls will be closed and water and power supply cut.

It hints of a looming strike and possible violence to follow.

“All of us, the young, the rich and poor will be in the streets destroying everything that belongs to the government. There is going to be a massacre by security forces.”

The post goes on to state that from there ‘everyone will know what presentation is and will understand participatory democracy’.

UDC SECRETARY GENERAL: Mohwasa

“All poverty will be actuated and our wealth will belong to us,” the post ends.

According to a confidential police report, a black Samsung Grand Prime phone was recovered from the suspect and seized as an exhibit and will be sent for forensic analysis.

Police Spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner, Dipheko Motube confirmed having such a case but could not go into detail as the matter was still fresh.

“Currently we don’t know what kind of charge he is going to face until our investigations are complete,” added Motube.

Meanwhile, UDC Secretary General, Moeti Mohwasa also confirmed they were aware of the arrest

“But we do not have full details of why he was arrested. On violence, the UDC statement has asked for calm and that we should give space to the leadership to deal with issues around election rigging,” noted Mohwasa.

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Block 8 nurse challenges Covid-19 test results

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A nurse who allegedly tested positive of Covid-19 during the emergency parliament session has given the Ministry of Health and Wellness up to next week Tuesday to respond to his legal demands as he believes that the test results were fake.

The victim, Morobi Dinao, a nurse at Block 8 Gaborone has made demands that the ministry give him signed results by the person who carried out the laboratory tests.

Dinao was diagnosed at a special parliament sitting in April, his supposed positive results leading to all MPs and those who attended the session to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine.

According to legal documents from Ndadi law firm, the 37-year-old nurse was admitted at Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital on the 9th of April after he was told he tested positive.

On the 13th he demanded to see his results but was sent from pillar to post and the hospital could not give him the results.

He kept on demanding his results and on the 19th of April he was shown the results through his glass door from outside by one Dr Feledi.

Dinao allegedly asked for a copy of the results but the Doctor said he would revert to him after consulting with his superiors.

He was given his results when he was discharged on the 24th of April.

There was no explanation of the results and the document was also not signed hence the suspicion that they were not authentic.

Some of the things that made him suspicious, he says, are that the specimen submission form that carries his results is markedly from the one he completed on the day of tests.

He says the form does not have the laboratory personnel signature portion yet the one he duly completed had it.

The demands are that MOH should give an account of the delay of initial results.

Dinao’s lawyer, Uyapo Ndadi, told The Voice Online that they are awaiting response to their client’s demands before they can take the next step.

“I do not understand how a doctor can seek for his superior’s permission to give a patient his own results. How do you get admitted without seeing your results and told we are following the instructions to admit you? A lot is questionable in the whole scenario,” said Ndadi.

Ndadi further said he’ll await his client’s instruction before considering any court action.

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No water supply in Maun this weekend

*Main water pipe raptured at Nxaraga

*70% water supply shut down for maintenance work

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Most parts of Maun and surrounding areas are expected to experience a dry spell this weekend as the Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) cuts water supply for the next two days.

The department’s head of business, Thabo Ndadi, explained that seventy percent supply of water in and around Maun will be shut down to allow for maintenance of main water pipe to the area.

“This week we discovered that our main water pipe that brings in water from Kunyere boreholes has raptured and thus unable to adequately supply water,” explained Ndadi.

Ndadi further confirmed that they started noticing the leak last month but avoided tempering with it as it was during the lockdown and when the country had just reported first cases of the killer Covid-19 disease.

“Our hope and prayer was that the leak would not become so bad before the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency, but the water pressure has gone down and therefore we have to fix the problem and we cannot do it without temporarily cutting the flow,” added Ndadi.

Seventy percent of water supply in Maun is from boreholes along Kunyere river in Nxaraga area, while the other two boreholes in Shashe and Sexaxa make up the remaining thirty percent.

“This effectively means Maun will be running with a seventy percent water shortage and we are pleading with members of the community to use water with extra care,” Ndadi added.

In fact some areas will go dry for over 24 hours and WUC has advised people to store water for weekend use today because from tomorrow, taps will be completely dry. “Many other homes will get water way beyond the 24 hours, because after maintenance the water has to make a long journey to reach the taps, for some it will take 48 hours or so. In fact the whole recovery process takes seven days so, it may be practically impossible to complete the recovery within 24 hours.”

Meanwhile Thamalakane river has started to fill up, but the WUC water treatment plant in Borolong is yet to start pumping water from the river as they have to wait for at least a month for the water “to be of better quality to be processed for consumption. Right now the water volume is still low for such an exercise but the plant is ready to start operations. Already we have begun testing the water for quality and it not yet where we want it to be,” Ndadi said.

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