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Succession will inevitably be untidy because the incumbent does not like sharing power

22 Feb 2016

The country is currently clutched and mesmerized by an ongoing succession drama over who will become the Head of State, post 2018.

No retreat. No surrender. Number one tsotsi

22 Feb 2016

This is one of those rear moments I find myself having to pen an article of this nature. I am at pains but absolutely I am having no choice. In the year 2012, I made  a decision that NEVER again will I ever find myself having to write about President Ian Khama. It was just a choice I made mainly due to my loss of interest and appetite in writing about the Man.

Mma Nasha is a big catch. Please don’t argue!

18 Feb 2016

Those who know me well will attest to the fact I’m not so big on political rallies. I seldom attend freedom square rallies. Ga ke motho wa di freedom square. I only attend freedom square rallies for amusement because really, that is where politicians put aside their intellectual capacities and embark on inventive verbal humour.

Has the 2016 Budget Placed the Economic Stimulus Programme for Us?

18 Feb 2016

The 2016 national budget was delivered and is currently being debated in our National Assembly.

It’s too early to start toasting; UDC has a long way to go before reaching State House!

15 Feb 2016

The growing crescendo of shrill voices predicting a victory for Umbrella Democratic Change in 2019 should exercise some caution. They are by all likelihood getting ahead of themselves.

 

A lot still has to happen before UDC can start toasting.

 

The road to the State House is long and convoluted.

 

Zimbabwe lies in ruins as its cabinet catches fire

15 Feb 2016

The Flame Lily has long been portrayed and accepted as Zimbabwe’s national flower. It is a bright and joyous flower thatbrightens Zimbabwe’s landscape, just as much as the people of Zimbabwe themselves do.

Positively complementing the Flame Lily on the international stage is a dog.

Yes, a dog.

UDC should avoid temptations to behave like the next General Election is already in the bag

08 Feb 2016

Umbrella for Democratic Change wants to win state power.

 

That, we have to point out is the easier part.

 

Before winning state power, the UDC should strive to stay solidly intact.

 

That is a much more difficult undertaking than winning a General Election.

 

The opposition must have its own army of idiots!

08 Feb 2016

A commonly held view amongst many opposition activists is that the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) enjoys unparalleled monopoly of enlisting idiots and sociopaths in its register while the opposition parties on the other hand boast of brainpower.

Political party campaign financing needs to be overhauled

08 Feb 2016

With a few by-elections coming soon, it is important to once again assess the fairness or lack thereof regarding the campaign finances.

 

Officially, there is no state funding of political parties in Botswana.

 

This is of course wrong in effect as it in practice.

 

Selective activism: Festus Mogae the converted hypocrite

08 Feb 2016

I must confess, I am a strong supporter and member of MFC (Mogae Fan Club). I am however, not a blind follower. Former President Mogae (Mo-High) has recently been on song calling for decriminalization of sodomy in the country and in support of his statements claims he is now converted. I am puzzled and I do not know what to make out of his conversion.

 

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