Glory to Glody!

Top, top athletes, Kirani James and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will headline a star-studded cast that will head to Gaborone for the inaugural edition of the FNB Botswana Golden Grand Prix on April 29.

Here we are talking about the crème-la-de-crème of world athletics coming to Gaborone. It is the first time fans will get to see these stars on Botswana soil in a once-in-a-while experience and it’s all thanks to largely the efforts of one man; GLODY DUBE (no relation to yours truly). Dube’s perseverance has landed Botswana one of the biggest events in the global athletics calendar.

He started relatively small with what was known as the Gaborone International Meet (GIM). Doubting Thomases obviously did not see much value in the event. Initially, the event struggled to attract top athletes, relying on the pulling power of regional and local stars like Isaac Makwala. But Dube did not give up, for he and his team, including our very own Calistus Kolantsho, had a vision. I personally witnessed Kolantsho’s everyday sacrifices when it was not fashionable to be associated with the event.

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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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