We shouldn’t have to use a foreign Bantu language to describe an electoral contest between a Mokgatla and a Mongwato but the choice of a foreign Bantu name by the former’s faction necessarily forces us to: “iCava kayisebenzisi amathuba ayo.”
The meeting called in Serowe last weekend, purportedly by so-called ruling party elders felt, looked and sounded like a summons from the royal court.
There was a lot of tribal breast-beating, a lot of tribal bigotry all of it mixed with unhidden tribal nostalgia about an era gone by.
Reference is made to the P250 million saga, referred to as Botswana’s biggest financial scandal, the revelations of which have captured the imagination of the nation, and struck a dearth blow to Transparency International nonsensical characterization of Botswana as Africa’s least corrupt country!
By Richard Moleofe
The church remains to be one of the strongest institutions in Botswana and it will be a grave mistake by anyone to overlook it. It holds so much power in its hands but the problem is that they are not aware they do.
We do not have to start by saying, “In the beginning was Zimbabwe…”
But, all the same, in the beginning, Zimbabwe was there with all the rest.
Investigators auditing the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) inventory have uncovered information detailing how Isaac Kgosi hijacked the spy agency’s offshore front company which currently has a bank balance of more than half a billion Pula.
Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama has made peace overtures to his predecessor Mokgweetsi Masisi, but the window of opportunity for a truce seemed to be closing fast this week as Khama went back on the offensive.
The task team leading investigations into the nexus of corruption between political and business elites was last week divided over plans to raid former President Lt Gen Ian Khama.
BY THOBO MOTLHOKA
FORMER President Lt Gen Ian Khama will be a speaker at a meeting called by Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi’s supporters in Serowe today (Sunday) to try and overturn last weekend’s decision by the Central Region to nominate President Masisi for the Botswana Democratic (BDP) Party presidency.
Former director general of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Isaac Kgosi’s close associate Teezzarh Seduke was detained last week after a joint team of law enforcers seized live ammunition and government trophy from his residence.