Prominent Gaborone based private lawyer Kgosietsile Ngakayagae in one of his Facebook posts raised quite an interesting and fundamental topic which has been of late a subject of serious discussion in many quarters.
To put the matter in its appropriate and proper context, it suffices to quote Ngakayagae’s post verbatim.
I return with more comments on Paul Landau’s Chapter three of Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400-1948 entitled Translations (Missionaries and the invention of Christianity) where he explores the struggles faced by missionaries in attempting to translate the biblical text into Setswana.
Some students at the Gaborone Institute of Professional Studies have been boycotting classes. In an interview, students generated a very long list of grievances that in turn generated a longer list of written questions that were submitted to management. Conversely, management refuted all the allegations the students made and levelled its own accusations at the students.
Sometime in 2008 as the Americans were preparing for their presidential elections, a working class stranger boldly confronted the then little known candidate Barack Obama and accused the Senator of socialism – a kind of political blasphemy in America’s realm of politics.
Botswana recently hosted the Consortium of African Funds for Environment (CAFÉ) general assembly in Kasane whose objective is to provide a sustainable source of financing to the different national park systems across Africa. The consortium attracted participants from Africa and South America.
The point, of course, isn’t that Trump should desist from intermingling with foreign leaders, no matter how repugnant. But Trump not only unreservedly compliments, supports and cosy up with such leaders, but he rejects using the political influence of the U.S to stress the importance the country places, or should place, on human rights issues.