With Christmas holidays fast approaching, many Batswana are scrambling to finish their last minute Christmas shopping, decorate their homes and prepare for the large feast on the big day. However, not everyone celebrates holidays the same. Mmegi Photojournalist, KENNEDY RAMOKONE took to the streets of Gaborone to find out people’s festive plans
Home Village: Ramotswa
My plan is to cross borders to Lesotho for my cousin’s wedding this festive season. I will be with my family there. Year 2017 was not mine. I lost my relatives and my house also got burned due to an electricity fault. The crime rate was very high, so in a nutshell there is nothing much to talk about in 2017. I am going to make 2018 my year by exploring my talents. Though I am a good chef I want to learn new recipes.
Home Village: Seleka
I want to end my year in style, I will be with my relatives in Seleka these coming holidays, but as it is the norm on December 24, I will be in Palapye for the Clap Your Hands music show. I don’t want to talk much about 2017 for the reason that my business didn’t do well. Musically I give a thumbs up to local rapper ATI, and say 2017 was his year and he was top notch. I respect him for his God-given talent. As for 2018 I don’t want to talk much about it, but the expectation is to see a new President coming up with new ideas that will benefit Batswana.
Molepolole is the place to be
Home Village: Mookane
I am leaving for Mafikeng so that I prepare myself well in time before I go home. I am going to spend my holidays with my family and friends in Mookane village. Since Morobosi Musical Festival is growing better every year, I want to spend my New Year’s Eve there with friends.
The line-up is very intense. That is why I don’t want to miss it. For this year’s memories, I can mention a few but Tlatsa Lebala music show was the best of the best. I was very impressed by the local line-up. 2018 is going to be a busy year for me. I will be starting up my campaign for Tsogang ward in Gaborone North under the newly formed Alliance for Progressives party.
Home Village: Nkange
Even though 2017 was not my year because my business didn’t do well, I want to thank God for the precious life he gave me. With the little profit I made, I want to start building my house during the holidays. I want to spend my Christmas holidays in Nkange with family members.