In our last edition of December last year, we ran a review article on the “Insight” page under the headline: ‘The year of living dangerously’. In that article, we attributed to advocate Sidney Pilane a long quotation that begins with, “People outside of Botswana may not be aware that there is a growing fear in my adopted country. On the day President Ian Khama took office he gained my allegiance.”
The statement was not made by Mr Pilane, but by a contributor to Thoughts from Botswana online under the headline “Sidney Pilane ÔÇô a true Botswana patriot.” The author was among many contributors who were responding to Mr Pilane’s article that was published in the Sunday Standard last year. We regret the inconvenience to Mr Pilane and our readers.