If it is true, and its seems undoubtedly so, that President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s administration is grappling with a powerful renegade intelligence service which has the support of some influential civil servants, he has every right to be very worried, as do all of us.
Umbrella for Democratic Change leaders do not speak with confidence on any national issues.
On every big national issue, they behave like people walking on eggshells – lacking in determination, devoid of chutzpah and bereft of conviction. They are a people ill at ease with something we don’t as yet know. They are apologetic, and totally unsure of themselves.
The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) opens on 18th September 2018 in New York City, and His Excellency the President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi will feature on the 27th. An eloquent man he is, there is no doubt he will articulate the nation’s priorities and aspirations in the most persuasive approach as to grip the attention of the world body.
I do not know for how long Botswana will continue to stretch its patience with Zimbabwe.
On the interdependent world stage, I do not give a damn about the self-centered and egoistic South Africa but I am humbled by Botswana whose behavior on the same stage has been somewhat consistent in raising eyebrows at home.
Ian Khama is waging a high intensity war against Botswana’s interests.
In his dream world he claims he sees himself as the most patriotic citizen this country has ever seen, yet latest evidence shows that he has enlisted the backing of foreign interests to help him in his coordinated efforts to upend and ultimately undermine the authority and integrity of the state.
The aftermath of Zimbabwe’s elections cost us seven citizens, “allegedly shot by soldiers”, when people were overwhelmed by suspicion and lost patience with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission whose behavior was condemned by none of Africa’s many democracy-loving governments.