Author

Kevin Mokento
  • Everyone will be forgotten

    That view, which I must admit, sounded oddish at the time it raptured my ear drum, has since mushroomed in value and found a special place in the deepest recesses of my psyche.Principally because of the weight of its truth! When one’s moment of...

  • Is anonymity always bad?

    Though considered a handy tool for the bad boys; burglars and robbers, for many, facemasks continue to be a prized possession, principally because they have been effective in saving lives.Inevitably, because of masks, we have failed to recognise...

  • Africa’s Ombudsman model

    Projecting his customary charm, confidence and trademark nonchalance, the erudite president with a king-size ego has assiduously refused to entertain questions from the media about what happened on his farm.On June 9, 2022, in what was seen by many...

  • Do not destroy lives

    Commandeered by a brutal worldwide code of moral brittleness that sees nothing untoward with irrevocably obliterating one’s rampart of respectability to score hideous points.A repressive, exploitative and combative infrastructure that is undeniably...

  • Have you no sense of decency?

    In a desperate effort to boost his reputation, McCarthy resorted to spinning mischievous subterfuge. He made the humiliating and politically suicidal mistake of picking a fight with an institution that thrives on drawing out the pugilistic instincts...

  • Spouses - What do you see in the mirror?

    One of his songs that I find easy to naturally connect with is titled “Man in the mirror.” Part of the lyrics go, “I’m starting with the man in the mirror, I’m asking him to change his ways, and no message could’ve been any clearer...Take...

  • Gotta love Mogoditshane

    My view is, if you can’t find it in this cradle of bustling roadside micro-entrepreneurship, whatever it is that you might be looking for, you would probably not find it in any other village. With little social welfare in this country, and a few...

  • The absurdity of platonic relationship

    The evolution of the English language has birthed portmanteaus such as bromance, sismance and womance to reflect a non-sexual intimate bond between people of the same gender. However, the focus of this article is on platonic relationships in...

  • Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence

    In the 20th century, it was popularised by a British cosmologist named Martin Rees and an American astrophysicist named Carl Edward Sagan. This aphorism helps people appreciate that human-to-human interventions are not exclusively binary, that life...

  • Life ain’t no crystal stair

    It has had tacks in it, and splinters, and boards torn up, and places with no carpet on the floor - bare.” Wouldn’t you say that through his careful choice of words, Hughes, the logophile, succeeded in helping the reader visualise how tough life...

  • Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Apart from serving as emperors, one more thing they had in common was the fact that they had 31-day calendar months named after them. The original version of the Latin expression is attributed to the assassination of Julius Caesar, while the shorter...

  • Learn from the Great Leader

    This great leader cautioned his followers about a group of highly regarded individuals in the leadership space. He said: “All the things they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds, for they do not practice what they...

  • ‘Do you know who I am’ card

    In a trice, the desperate senator had flashed that super card of convenience, which in his view, was the magic wand required to guarantee him special treatment.What exactly is the ‘do you know who I am’ card? It is an intimidating technique that...

  • Violence is unacceptable

    Immaculately dressed in a three-piece dapper suit and a white shirt, Will looked every inch the much-loved debonair celebrity. In an event that was telecast live and held the world spellbound, millions failed to parse what was going on as they beheld...

  • Merit-based elevation to the bench

    Perhaps it is the aversion for an unaccountable elite club of aggressive and oppressive untouchables, that motivated Lord Bingham, the former Senior Law Lord with the House of Lords, to intone, “There are countries where the judges always agree...

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