Good Luck Mma-V

Today Foreign Affairs Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi hopes to be elected as the second woman in a row from the southern African region for the position of AU Commission Chair that is being vacated by another SADC woman Dr Nkosazana Dlamini -Zuma.

Although generally Mma-V had not entertained  considerable media interviews from her homeland, possibly as a strategy to control what goes out, as a fellow Batswana, naturally the local media  would be proud to be associated with Mma-V in the event that she is pronounced the winner in today’s elections. We note that President Ian Khama has shown strong backing for Mma-V by going as far as sanctioning a budget for her campaign. This is commendable indeed, even though the transparency, regarding how much from public purse was  extended to the campaign, was lacking.

Could it be due to the fact that none of the candidates standing against Mma-V today has likewise also not made public their financial backings from their respective governments? Botswana media generally showed considerable levels of patriotism and have been rallying behind their woman, despite  certain reservations that may remain.

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