If you are a University of Botswana employee, you would by now have observed through her periodical email communications that the University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, formerly Lydia Nyathi-Ramahobo, has dropped her double barrel surname and settled for a new one. This is because the educationist and human rights activist tied the knot with Botswana Congress Party (BCP) President and Member of Parliament for Selebi-Phikwe West, Gilson Saleshando, in early December last year. Last year the duo confirmed to The Telegraph that they would tie the knot
Gilson Saleshando (67) is a veteran politician who was a Presidential candidate for the BAM-BCP alliance.
Saleshando is father to Gaborone Central MP, Dumelang Saleshando. They bring eight children into the marriage.
The elder Saleshando is a former District Commissioner and Central Committee member of the Botswana National Front.
Nyathi-Ramahobo (51) currently serves as the University of Botswana Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs.
She is also a founding member of Kamanakao, a cultural organisation that fights for the rights of the Wayei.
On the other hand Lydia Saleshando is a founder and senior member of RETENG, the cultural coalition of Botswana.