A voter's dilemma

Voters in a queue. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO.
Voters in a queue. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO.

With less than three months to go before Botswana’s national election, the country finds itself bombarded from all sides by different crises of different proportions.

The political debate space has gotten messier and deviated from the ideal to the level of ‘getting power by any means necessary’.

Elections are naturally a heated contestation of personalities, and if we are lucky, a hot contestation of ideas, solutions and policies. With this year’s election cycle, we’ve been treated to a tad bit of both.

Editor's Comment
Respect public institutions Mr Pres

Leaders must uphold the rule of law and ensure justice, but Masisi’s remarks raise serious concerns on the separation of powers and the independence of the justice system.Masisi’s claim that he personally instructed authorities not to handcuff Khama, regardless of the legal circumstances, undermines the principles of justice and equality before the law.As Head of State, Masisi should respect the judicial process and avoid interfering in...

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