Parley not for the short-tempered

Monday afternoon was the beginning of the winter meeting of the First session of the 11th Parliament.

Evidently, there were very few questions from legislators who just arrived from a two-month long vacation that started in April, during which they addressed their constituents.  A lot happened between April and July 6. Among such events, the abrupt resignation of MP for Good Hope/Mabule constituency James Mathokgwane. The announcement by the Tati East MP Samson Guma of his intentions to quit politics in few weeks has also come as a shock to many.

The weekend congress of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party is another event that cannot go unmentioned since it ushered in new faces to the new political landscape, who will take us to the next elections in 2019.  But nothing beats the dramatic events of July 6. On Monday, MPs of the Umbrella for Democratic Change, Wynter Mmolotsi and Phenyo Butale, were ejected from the House by the Deputy Speaker Kagiso Molatlhegi on different charges.

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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