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Ryder Gabathuse
  • The robust, humorous Parliament of yesteryear

    The list of these politicians will never be complete without amongst others, former vice president Mompati Merafhe, opposition politicians Maitshwarelo Dabutha, Kenneth Koma, Paul Rantao, and Joseph Kavindama.MerafheMerafhe, who was also a retired...

  • Confusedly chasing the jab

    The day started off very early and our search for the vaccine quickly crumbled before us as many sites turned out not to be ready to dish out the vaccines to ordinary Batswana except teachers, military and other frontliners. This is despite that we...

  • Molapise’s competing interests

    If it was not for the debilitating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic that has left the country grappling with a third wave in which the Delta variant is killing people, Molapise would have long called an elective conference for the party to choose a...

  • How incumbents ring fence positions

    Sometimes the differences picked during the campaigns for party positions unnecessarily metamorphose into fully blown hatred and enmity among party activists. Take for example, former senior cabinet member Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi who fell out of...

  • BNF rebuilds lost glory

    For instance, the BNF will next week deploy its executive leadership to the north of the country led by BNF president Duma Boko and his deputy Dr. Prince Dibeela amongst others in an endeavor to ramp up its presence north of Dibete cordon fence. The...

  • BNF rebuilds lost glory

    For instance, the BNF will next week deploy its executive leadership to the north of the country led by president Duma Boko and his deputy Prince Dibeela, amongst others, in an endeavour to ramp up its presence north of the Dibete cordon fence. The...

  • BCPWL betrays Bathusi

    The decision was made recently in a tight nomination for candidates ahead of the party’s elective virtual congress billed for end of the month. The BCPWL might be entitled to its choice of candidates, but the organ has objectives that it has...

  • Women at the tail end

    “Botswana is no exception to the norm. In Botswana, all political parties experience perpetual patterns of inequality amongst women,” he told Mmegi this week. Women are at the tail end of civic and political participation. Mfundisi said...

  • Kgosi Mosadi beats the patriarchal obstacles

    The land in question is the Forest Hill Farm just in the outskirts of Gaborone. The Gaborone High Court recently ruled that, “the tribe is the rightful owner of a Kgale farm, located south of Gaborone.” The Balete Land Board had laid...

  • The stinking Tsholofelo East

    It has a diametrically changed skyline compared to the often times dark-streets of its neighbours from the crowded older locations of Phiring, Tshweneng, Tshwenyane, Tsholofelo and Ledumang amongst others. It has also attracted one of the...

  • Favouritism, nepotism allegations rock CDC

    The claims have triggered a hullabaloo in Serowe at the council’s Fire Department where it is alleged that two senior officers ‘connived’ two months ago to facilitate for a jobseeker, related to one of them to get the job of a...

  • BCPYL condemns fearfokol bullying

    Furniture is adamant that BNF activist, Arafat Khan and others use the fearfokol tagline for their radicalism to portray the BCP as a party that is unwilling to stick to its coalition vows. His position this week was that he was not going to succumb...

  • Bidding the ghetto farewell

    It was in the summer of 1994 when I landed in Francistown, then a town infested with squatter settlements in all its directions. Somerset East, West, PWD, Kgaphamadi, Maipaafela, Monarch, Madzibalori, Matjimenyenga, Coloured and others were indeed an...

  • Khan's radical 'fear fokol' tagline that spewed revulsion

    Mmegi: Generally Fear fokol is associated with loose cannons or at worst ‘renegades’ who tended to work against the established norms and in this case of the opposition BNF. What’s your comment? Khan: The tagline fear fokol has...

  • Trying Times For Masisi

    FRANCISTOWN:  As one commentator has said, sometimes a Cabinet reshuffle could suggest a, “House burning within – a clash of ideas between the President and Cabinet on how to tackle the many challenges presently dogging the...

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