Venson-Moitoi revelations telling

In Government and the ruling party, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, is among the most senior and respected. Her word carries weight.

Hence what the former Minister of Education and Skills Development  (MoESD) said in Parliament this week should trouble the nation. Her revelations have serious implications on the way our Government operates.

As we have noted, Venson-Moitoi is not an ordinary MP.  Her influence became real last year when, despite her glaring failures at MoESD, President Ian Khama could not fire her. Instead he side-shifted her; removing but not really removing her from her ministerial position. Khama appointed the current Vice-President Mokgweetsi Masisi the acting Minister of Education, and announced that Venson-Moitoi would stay to work on a ‘project’ within the ministry.  Though she was officially not a minister, she continued to undertake Cabinet duties as if it was business as usual.

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