Wake me up in the middle of the night and quiz me on anything regarding the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and I will jump out of bed and get a good score. From my primary school days in the early 1970s, I surely recall a lot of things that have been business for this ministry.
A few days ago, a judge in Zimbabwe issued a judgement saying that the leader of the main opposition in Zimbabwe, Mr. Nelson Chamisa, who many believe defeated current president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in the last presidential elections were it not of the age-old election tempering, is illegally occupying the leadership of the largest and most popular opposition party.
Following the big meeting in the Serowe kgotla last week Saturday, I have come to fully comprehend Khama’s frustrations. The feud between Khama and Masisi is not the source of the former president’s problems. The underlying problem is with power.
Years ago I made some commentary in the newspaper regarding the Arab Spring and in particular its effects in Egypt. This commentary was considered controversial as I sought to justify the taking over of government by the military headed by General Morsi.
“I am lying a lot more, and my lies are far more egregious than they have been. When faced with a choice to either lie or tell the truth, I lie. It’s a strategy that works because when I lie, I’m essentially telling people what they want to hear, and people really like hearing things they want to hear.
Botswana is approximately four months away from a general election that is expected to be held in October 2019 on a date yet to be specified. For political parties, their message to their candidates is that there is limited time remaining to convince and/or crook the voters to go and place a cross next to their names on the day of the polls.