No harm in local languages, just fear

The National Assembly has rejected a motion by Member of Parliament for Selebi Phikwe West, Gilson Saleshando, calling for the introduction of news bulletins in more indigenous languages on state-owned media.

That is, news in languages such as Kalanga, Sesubiya, Shekgalagari, and others.

The arguments raised by opponents to this motion were that the move has the potential to divide the nation along tribal lines and cultivate tribalism.

Editor's Comment
Let’s get the constitutional amendment right

Their concerns highlight the need for meaningful dialogue between government and relevant stakeholders to ensure the best interests of the country are served.This was in addition to other voices from opposition politicians and civil society organisations.The stance underscores the importance of citizen participation in the constitutional amendment process. The AFM rightly assert that such weighty matters demand thorough discussions to reflect the...

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