Mmegi Online :: Slumber Tsogwane's hour of ascent
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Slumber Tsogwane's hour of ascent

On April 4, 2018, MP for Boteti West Slumber Tsogwane walked into parliament as an ordinary MP and former Minister of Local Government and Rural Development during Ian Khama's Cabinet, but hardly an hour later he left the House as Botswana's 9th Vice President with a security detail, Photojournalist THALEFANG CHARLES chronicles Tsogwane's hour of ascent
By Thalefang Charles Thu 05 Apr 2018, 10:30 am (GMT +2)


13:51 Tsogwane arrives at Parliament with his former Assistant Minister at Local Government and Rural Development Botlogile Tshireletso


14:09 Speaker of Parliament Gladys Kokorwe announces that President Mokgweetsi Masisi has nominated Slumber Tsogwane for the Vice President. MPs start to vote in a secret ballot with their names called up in alphabetical order.


14:36 Tsogwane chance to vote


14:53 The Speaker announces results and Tsogwane gets an endorsement as VP. Tsogwane walks to the president to warmly embrace him.
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14:56 Tsogwane is sworn in as the countrys ninth Vice President


15:02 Tsogwane switches the seats and is now the Leader of the House and his first motion is for the Adjournment of the House.


15:04 For the first time Tsogwane uses the Parliament Presidential door to leave the house followed by the president.


15:38 After congratulatory messages, refreshments, and selfies the new VP is now chauffeured in the Mercedes Benz S350 BX 07 0002 with a security detail of two escort cars
Mmegi Online :: Slumber Tsogwane's hour of ascent








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