Say no to tribalism

A developing dangerous trend of politics of regionalism and tribalism seemingly playing out in the chairmanship race for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) should not go unchallenged.

Of late, the BDP campaigners seem to be loosely uttering words that should get all of us, not just party members, worried.

Two weeks ago, a message purportedly from former President Sir Ketumile Masire was read at Jwaneng BDP conference, allegedly declaring happiness at the fact that the vice president, Mokgweetsi Masisi is a ‘southerner’. The letter, read by former minister Peter Siele, went further to ask the southern regional conference to endorse the VP for the chairmanship as he was a ‘southerner’.

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Keep your mask close

Wearing of masks behind closed doors has been mandatory following the government’s August decision that the public was freed from masking in outdoor spaces.According to a press statement from the ministry, all other remaining COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing in schools and requirements for vaccination or PCR tests at ports of entry have also been relaxed.Statistics still show that hundreds still die daily due to the pandemic around...

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