A brand new land-rights pressure group has laid claim to Moremi Game Reserve, a multi-billion tourist asset which was the first game reserve in Africa to be set up by Africans.
In my course of tracking Africa’s sometimes torturous navigation of this elusive creature called democracy, I often hear a yarn told to much amusement of what happened back in 1991 in Zambia.
Some in the Botswana Democratic Party felt that so soon in his new position and with his relationship with his predecessor, Ian Khama, having acquired industrial-grade toxicity, President Mokgweetsi Masisi should not have addressed a kgotla meeting in Serowe on October 10.
Three of Botswana’s leading commercial banks have been identified to answer allegations of failing to comply with the Financial Intelligence Act and may face a range of fines from P250 thousand to One million pula for each violation as well as compensatory orders for money transferred though their systems.
‘We in the Botswana Democratic Party, promise to indulge on demand, every desire, wish and whim of Lieutenant General Ian Khama within the territorial borders of the Republic of Botswana for as long as he lives and for as long as we can use his family name.
“Thank you for your kind introduction. I am the fifth president of Botswana since independence, and indeed a beneficiary of the ‘succession plan’ entrenched in the country’s Constitution. But come October 2019 when the nation goes to the general elections – I will be on my own as they say.
America’s girl group Destiny’s child has nothing on President Mokgweetsi Masisi. Long after the group dropped off the pop charts and went their separate ways, Botswana’s president is still standing and singing about being a survivor who has weathered perfect storms.
A marquee law firm is staking its reputation on the authenticity of a startling claim that a Deputy Sheriff-issued document with all surface appearances of legitimacy was actually a work of forgery. The alleged forgery cost the former Director of National Museum and Art Gallery, Tjako Mpulubusi, a fortune in property that was auctioned in restitution.
It is instructive to listen to President Mokgweetsi Masisi explaining the apparent personality Volte face from Masisi the Vice President to Masisi the President.
BY JOSEPH BALISE
Political and social pundits are at wits end trying to unravel the current political puzzle engulfing Botswana’s major political players, especially leading political parties and their leaders.