For some, same sex judgement leaves sour taste

Activists are overjoyed, but some are disgusted PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Activists are overjoyed, but some are disgusted PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Not everyone is celebrating Tuesday’s judgement decriminalising same sex acts. In fact, for some, the ruling is an ominous sign of the times. Mmegi correspondent NNASARETHA KGAMANYANE writes

In the aftermath of Tuesday’s judgement, the country is split in its reaction. Across age groups, religions, geographies, race and others, Batswana are far from being united on the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

The divisions echo those on the continent, where Botswana is one of just three countries that have decriminalised same sex acts.

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Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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