My life and times at Mmegi—Part 2

On duty: The author during his days at Mmegi
On duty: The author during his days at Mmegi

How does a mere Advertising Agent find himself inside the country’s most authoritative newsroom and managing the most influential digital media titles? In this second installment, THALEFANG CHARLES recounts the Editorial days of his life and times at Mmegi

Reporters can attest to this; you never forget your first byline in the newspaper. Even to this day, I still love seeing my byline in the newspaper. My first article in the newspaper was a travelogue. I had gruelled my body by walking about 120km in the three-day Y-Care Charitable Trust’s Makgadikgadi Pans Walk.

With blisters, and having experienced Makgadikagdi Pans for the first time, I had so much to tell. So, I wrote my first travelogue and sent it to Tshireletso Motlogelwa, who was then Mmegi’s features editor. Motlogelwa did not publish the article, but he gave me some good feedback about my writing. And coming from him, I was really encouraged.

Editor's Comment
Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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