Boometswe Mokgothu: President Mogae’s Most Trusted Minister


A day before I embarked on the 120 kilometre journey to Letlhakeng to interview Boometswe Mokgothu, I phoned to confirm our meeting. He was keen to give me directions to his place. “When you arrive in Letlhakeng, you take left at the circle, then right, then....”.

Well, I wasn’t so much interested in capturing his directions because I knew I would easily find his place once I arrived in Letlhakeng. He  has been the Member of Parliament for 20 uninterrupted years, who in the village would not know Boometswe Mokgothu’s homestead!

Locating the place was a stroll in the park.  I knocked at his door at exactly 1pm and felt ashamed to have arrived at lunch time.

Editor's Comment
Are police trigger-happy?

Unfortunately, that day turned sour for those who were shopping at Sefalana Cash and Carry in Gaborone West Industrial.The exchange of fire that ensued between members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS) and robbers who had allegedly robbed a G4S cash-in-transit vehicle left two civilians dead, three robbers struck down, and an undisclosed number of citizens wounded.One deceased civilian is reportedly an employee of the Citizen Entrepreneurial...

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