For the past eight months some Cabinet Ministers have dominated our TV sets almost everyday. BAME PIET classifies them with the world's prominent film industries Lieutenant General Ian Khama
The man possesses everything for a movie star - military training, pilot, is a physical trainer and charismatic. All he needs is to set up a production house and produce a movie that will match those by Arnold Schwazenegger - Terminator 1, 2 and 3. He can bring an Oscar Award to Botswana. If that fails, he can submit his demo to Hollywood producers and within an hour of receiving it, they would invite him to take part in their movies. BTV is doing the man poor service, they should highlight his village visits. The tagline should be "don't miss your favorite star Ian Khama tonight as he...' whenever he has a village visit. Mr President, stop wasting your energy and talent with this dirty game of politics, Hollywood is waiting for you.
Lieutenant General Mompati Merafhe
He looks tired most of the time and should go and try his luck in Nollywood. He will be best suited for the character of a chief in a rural area who rules with an iron fist - the one who can send a lunatic to the gallows. Go and TRY Nollywood Lieutenant, you can succeed. Be reminded that the VP has complained in the past that some opposition MPs were trying to steal the limelight from the ruling party.
Minister of Sports, Youth and Culture is quickly becoming a TV star. In recent months he has appeared at least three or four times a week in Btv news bulletins or interviews with the station. To be honest, he won't have any problem auditioning for character of a King in a big Kingdom somewhere in Central Africa. Nollywood will definitely take him on board.
The Government Poverty Eradication programme has made our man a TV star. Very soon he will overtake the BIG MAN. Being such a good English speaker and with a military background, young age, he should try his luck in Hollywood. Imagine BRA - acting alongside Jammie Fox, Wesley Snipes, Will Smith, Eddie Murphy and Chris Tucker among others. Stop wasting your time with this thing called politics - Money is waiting for you in Hollywood.
He is always in the headlines because of the size of his ministry. He should go and try Nollywood for the character of a councilor in a rural area somewhere in West Africa. He would also qualify for the character of a farmer whose livestock is suffering from a mysterious disease and has no idea where to go for help.
Former Minister of Communications Science and Technology is a real TV star, she proved her talent during her days there. With crisis rocking the education sector, the Minister of Education will definitely get airtime. She squandered her opportunity when TV was under her control. She should have set up her own production house with a slot where she would air her drama. She is lucky because she also has a background in journalism. Bollywood is for her. Really what was the minister mumbling about on Wednesday evening?
She appears often on TV even more than her boss Lebonaamang Mokalake at Ministry of Local Government. Errr. In that box Mma-T looks pretty young. In the past she used to complain in Parliament that Btv was snubbing her by not giving her coverage. She even cited certain events screened on Btv where she was unfortunately cropped. She should go and try Nollywood and audition for the character of a Queen. She won't get competition from anybody. Good Luck
Assistant Minister of Health Gaotlhaetse Matlhabaphiri's career in the Film Industry is a promising one. The transfer of clinics from Ministry of Local Government to that of health has elevated the man to the status of a Star. He should try his luck in Nollywood. If they don't take him he stands a chance of succeeding in Hollywood where he should take the character of a bus driver.