Dramatic as it may have all seemed to be, don’t read too much into what happened in Parliament on Thursday when there was primary school-like confusion as to who the candidate of Specially Elected Member of Parliament really was.
The real story had long played itself outside of the Parliament floor.
“As at September 2015, a cumulative total of P1, 867,586,562 has been collected from the alcohol levy. A 2012 evaluation of the impact of our alcohol reduction campaign interventions indicated that there was a reduction in alcohol consumption from 8 liters per capita to 7 liters”, President of the Republic of Botswana, LT. GEN. SERETSE KHAMA IAN KHAMA.
From his dubious joke that he intends to re-join the Botswana Defence Force once his last term comes to an end, to widespread fears that he may push for a constitutional review to enable him to seek a third term as State President, Seretse Khama Ian Khama is literally holding Botswana hostage.
Events at Paris on Friday once again remind us of the callousness with which a few people can blight what is an otherwise peaceful religion followed and practiced by more than a billion people worldwide.
On Friday, in what was clearly a spate coordinated attacks, more than a hundred innocent people lost their lives when gunmen loyal to ISIS went on a killing spree.
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.