Life in the kotoisi

Good, old days: The passenger train was the centre of activity and excitement for villages along the main North-South railway line
Good, old days: The passenger train was the centre of activity and excitement for villages along the main North-South railway line

Waking up and retiring to the boisterous buzzers of transit trains at the Palapye railway station was a sacrament that completed our day as children partly raised at the bunged two one-roomed houses offered to railway track maintenance labourers and others that dotted a long stretch of area adjacent to the main railway line. Mmegi Staffer RYDER GABATHUSE follows his youthful days in a kotoisi

Hopping between the spaces where I was raised at Boikago ward in Palapye and the kotoisi just a stone’s throw away from Lotsane River was an exciting experience that had already made the Palapye railway station my second home.

The railway compound, kotoisi, was a must visit place partly because the space was available to my grandmother who plied the trade brewing traditional concoction otherwise known as mokuru.

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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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