I mean, I just don’t get the logic behind applauding a guy who squashes the money that was earmarked for his children’s school fees on beer and girls and thereafter runs to the bank to collect his savings to fill up for his irresponsible spending.
This article is motivated by a question recently received from my former boss, Prof Frank Youngman. The question was: “What is the difference between botho and setho?” One way of answering the question is to consult a dictionary.
Confusion seems to be the order of the day lately in Botswana. In radios, for example, the talk is all about go rola kepese or go rwala kepese! A friend of mine wanted to know exactly what the whole noise around go rola kepese/rwala kepesewas all about, and my response was somewhat unhelpful for him.
Honestly I never thought Sidney Pilane’s application for re-admission into the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) would become such a hot potato. I took it very lightly. I had thought it was just going to be a simple matter of welcoming back a prodigal son. In fact, I had hoped Pilane would be received with open arms and jubilation.
The last few days has seen quite a lot of debate and commentary on the new kid on the block, “Economic Stimulus Programmes” following the announcement by the President of the Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) resolve to inject some stimulus into our seemingly ailing economy.