Has Masisi lost the plot?

When President Mokgweetsi Masisi ascended to the presidency in 2018, there was renewed hope and optimism that the country was heading towards a new age.

When taking oath, he assured the nation that his major priority was to diversify the economy, tackle unemployment and poverty amongst his people. He promised to prioritise job creation for young people who are the worst affected by unemployment.

Apart from his commitment to prioritise the diversification of the economy away from the diamond industry reliance, Masisi also promised to continue leading the country peacefully so that it enjoys political stability and economic prosperity. The transition from former president Ian Khama to Masisi at the time also seemed so smooth. Four years later, all this seems to have fizzled out. The nation seems divided as to what he has achieved so far. Many are disappointed in what has transpired so far.

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