Confused but more scared

Growing up I had always been interested in my country's state of affairs. I had always been interested in how things are being done to ensure prosperity in my country. There is a humorous side to this interest.

It all started in the 1999 General Election when Festus Mogae was running for presidency. I was only eight-years-old then and did not really understand why my mother was making such a big deal about the upcoming elections.

This was however up until one day when she took me to a political rally hosted by the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) where one of my favourite political figures was the key speaker, Paul Rantao. I am not going to dwell much on what he said and did not say, but one thing that really got my attention was when he delivered his passionate speech on why Festus Mogae should not be our next president. I cannot remember word for word what he said, but the way he spoke so keenly and with disgust towards Festus Mogae was really amusing to say the least. He convinced me that Mogae and his associates, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), were the enemy and under no circumstances were they to be trusted. I bought his story and did not even bother to hear what Mogae's side of the story was, I just knew that he was an evil villain who was not to be trusted.

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