Let us be careful

That the minister of labour and home affairs, Edwin Batshu, takes it upon himself to warn the women folk about the unscrupulous husbands who are only after Botswana passports, is a clear testimony that this is a big problem in this country.

The minister has been going around addressing kgotla meetings where he deliberately speaks on the subject to some people, more especially men who marry Batswana women in the name of love only  to later dump them because they would have acquired what they wanted in the first place, Botswana citizenship and everything else that comes with it. It is also quite possible that there are also some women  involved in the same trade.

It is going to be difficult for Batswana, both men and women to be able from the onset to tell whether their partners are genuine or have ulterior motives. Love is quite amazing. It can only be understood by the two who are involved. There could be instances where even when other people get suspicious about certain individuals, those that are concerned may find it difficult to let go. We support the minister in urging Batswana to be careful about these people.

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