We welcome more political players

It is just four months before the country goes to general elections.

The political silly season is upon us as every household receives unfamiliar visitors on a daily basis selling their respective political movements. These are the visitors with Hailey’s Comet tendencies; they are seen once in a while and they will reappear when they want another mandate to be our representatives again either the local council or the National Assembly.

Some of the candidates, the prosperous ones usually from the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) will bring with them little ‘bribes’ to convince the potential electorate to vote for them. Even the poor of the poorest are now dooming new T-shirt for different political parties. Some of the marginalised in the society are bought by food parcels! That is the state of our politics. The hopelessly unemployed are used as campaign foot soldiers and as a reward they are plied with alcohol.

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Shame on the Police!

According to a press statement from the police, unidentified armed men attacked on duty police officers at the station in the early hours of Tuesday.During the attack, the suspects stole 14 riffles, five pistols and an undisclosed number of ammunition.Although unconfirmed, it is alleged that the suspects were just carrying knives and axes, which they used to scare the men and women in uniform before they took them hostage to help themselves to...

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