Motswaledi deserves national honour

It has been seven days since the sudden passing of the president of Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the secretary general of the coalition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), Gomolemo Thatayaone Motswaledi.

His death, which is still the subject of investigations, has needless to say, created much fodder for the media – both conventional and social. Perhaps it is the flurry of reports, insinuations and all the talk about what really might have killed him, if not the car accident, that has diverted our focus from what we should all be doing – honouring the memory of this son of the soil.

While the focus is on the ‘killers’, all is forgotten on the real issue - honouring Gomolemo Motswaledi. It should not matter what political party or social club you identify with.  Motswaledi was not an ordinary man. He was someone who touched this nation in more ways than one.

Editor's Comment
Has life become worthless?

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