In their own voices

Basiile Banda Stoffel (44-years-old)
Basiile Banda Stoffel (44-years-old)

The Golden Jubilee fever is palpable around all corners of the country, particularly in the capital. As Batswana celebrate the country’s 50th anniversary, Mmegi Correspondent, NNASARETHA KGAMANYANE & photojournalist, KAGISO ONKATSWITSE, conduct a snap survey to gauge emotions

Angela Phatsimo Ranku (15-years-old)

I feel honoured and privileged to be part of BOT50.  I am very proud to be Motswana because 50 years ago there was no development in the country and people were struggling. After Botswana gained Independence, we saw it developing to where it is today. More hospitals were built. Before Independence there were no good health facilities. Many diseases and sicknesses can be healed and controlled unlike in the past. Literacy has also increased because we see many young and even older people going to school, which is very commendable.  We also have better roads than in the past. I am happy to be part of BOT50 and I will for the first time of my life be celebrating Independence at the National Stadium.

Editor's Comment
CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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