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.
Money, strictly speaking is not a commodity, but a medium of exchange. But under capitalism and neo-colonialism money has become not only a commodity but a basic human need! The fundamental purpose of money being a medium of exchange does not diminish when money is commoditized. My point is that when someone gives you money, you should know that he or she is not giving you a commodity but is
In 2006 this patriot ran an essay in Mmegi titled ‘Botswana under Siege’, (Mmegi, 10th March 2006) which attracted a heavy-handed yet clumsy, un-presidential and laughable rebuttal from the Office of the President (OP).
Mahatma Ghandi once said “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”.
Even in exile, Kgosi Kgolo Kgafela Kgafela II, must be having the last laugh at Tshetlha ya Dikgwa, who is now in a confused and desperate state. A spoilt megalomaniac who just can’t let go and can’t live without power.
We still need to dig the roots of the Setswana language some more. We know that maize has its roots in the Americas and came into Africa by Portuguese traders in the 1500s to the 1600s through Mozambique into South Africa. Linguistic evidence demonstrates that maize is not indigenous to Africa. All this is reflected in the name for maize in many African languages.