There are those who would strongly disagree but the Information and Publicity Secretary of the Botswana Patriotic Front, Justice Motlhabani, feels confident in asserting that today’s Botswana is “reaping the rewards” of “sound economic management” that former president, Ian Khama exercised.
BY JOSEPH BALISE
Succinctly put, the intentions are, to a great extent, ill-advised and still born, unless proved otherwise once the wheels begin rolling out for all to see and gauge for themselves their success. If ever there will be any.
When the Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) seized four luxury cars from a Phakalane home, there should have been mention of the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) but there wasn’t. Not that the cars were bought with money looted from the NPF as has been alleged with regard to some suspects who have already been charged in the case.
BY MPHO KUHLMANN
The headlines are sadly, maddeningly familiar.
The Mmegi headline states: “Letlhakane teen (18) rapes granny (80)”.
Being old-school and pragmatic about problem-solving, the late president Sir Quett Ketumile Joni Masire would never have been hoodwinked into walking barefoot over a bed of red-hot embers by any new-age motivational speaker.
With “almost everybody” on the list of people whom an upcoming law requires to declare their assets and liabilities, some voices are questioning the exclusion of private-sector journalists.
KITSO KEMOENG’s face to face with the man who during his days played football like Piano the way Dollar Brand would do his piano
The man who trashed reportage about plans to assassinate President Mokgweetsi Masisi has himself a track record of personally making similar claims that he wants the public to take seriously.
As it tries to rally its troops, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is also facing the difficulty of telling friend from foe, largely on account of an unusual situation that it has never ever had to deal with before.
BY MPHO KUHLMANN
To Selibe Phikwe West Member of Parliament and Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Chief Whip Dithapelo Koorapetse and scores of trolls who share his morbid sense of humour, former journalist, Tirelo Ditshipi is nothing but the butt of an amusing black joke.
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