No more fun

I have always said and continue to emphasise that government, unlike you and I, cannot have emotions. Goromente ga a ngale gase ngwana. The converse holds in Botswana though, and we have a government that beats itself to the ground and cries at every corner of the way and at each mention of alcohol or smoke.

As recent as last week, there was a circular from Government Enclave that put an embargo on all musical festivals at public places. It did not matter whether the festivals were pre-planned, or at infancy, or organisational stage. The message was loud and clear that there will be no concert at public places and whoever felt otherwise must jump ship or brazenly put in street llingo, go hang.

The announcement arrived after the Gaborone International Music Festival (GIMF), which was hosted at the national stadium. It was a packed up event with some revellers seemingly being uncontrollable, either due to drink or simply on account of them being small time petty thieves. In the mix-up that followed up the full-to-the- brim event, a life was lost and several people are reported to have been injured. A regrettable incident and occurrence to which we can only pray that it was the last of its kind. No justification can ever be put forward for the loss of a life. May the soul of the young lady find eternal peace, and may those who caused her untimely and sad death be brought to book and answer to the charges through courts of law.

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