Fish Pabalinga tells us that if there is any tussle for power between him and Botsalo Ntuane, people have to accept it as such and learn to live with it because as Chairman of the Publicity Sub-Committee of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party he derives his powers directly from the President, who he says is afterall the party chief spokesperson.
For many years Botswana opposition parties have never disappointed in marginalizing themselves through fragmentation and fighting each other on the eve of general elections. A combination of immaturity, lack of seriousness and lack of resources for serious campaigns meant that the opposition parties never really presented themselves as serious contender for state power.
Dear reader, compliments of the new year. Amazing how time flies. Can’t believe we’re in 2016 already. It feels like just yesterday when we broke off for festive season. I must admit, I’m still on holiday mood and not so ready to engage in serious issues. Actually I’m still on holiday.
Mahatma Gandhi once said “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”.
Even in self-imposed exile, Kgosi Kgolo Kgafela Kgafela II of the Bakgatla ba Kgafela tribe continues to make newspaper headlines here in Botswana and in South Africa where he resides. Kgafela Kgafela “The Great “is indeed a hero and an icon.
I have lost count of how many political parties we have in Zimbabwe but any day now, the country will play mid-wife to yet another new political party.
The speed at which Zimbabwe is churning out political parties has simply become laughable and this is all because of the current leadership void so evident in government, in the ruling party and in all opposition parties.
Two years ago I made a decision that I will travel to see different parts of Botswana every December. The principal idea is to educate myself about the country, its cultures and its people. However these first three years I am touring the country to see places first and see what they offer. I have held back the desire to study the languages and peoples of the different regions.
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) wishes to distance itself from the words and interview attributed to Youth League Leader Tumiso Chilliboy Rakgare in a weekend newspaper. Below is the official position of the BCP. Members of the BCP, the UDC and Batswana are all urged to disregard the interview altogether.