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.

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