Shame on you Slumber!

Elsewhere in this publication, we carry a story in which President Mokgweetsi’s (Masisi) assistant ‘driver,’ Slumber Tsogwane played ‘Russian roulette’ with the plight of women recently at the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) political rally at Bophirima ward to the chagrin of women politicians.

Tsogwane, the whole BDP chairperson, told the party’s campaign rally: “If you are not going to vote for our woman candidate Onkemetse Mothei, that will be akin to committing gender-based violence (GBV).”

This unfortunate statement comes at a time when the country is struggling with GBV cases. While his government has come up with interventions to deal with the matter, they are far from being enough.

Editor's Comment
Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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