Desert race festival flops

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Desert Race people’s festival, an event which aimed to capitalise on the return of the Toyota Gazing Racing 1000 Botswana Kalahari Desert race in Jwaneng flopped this past weekend as a few revellers turned up at the occasion held at Jwaneng Town Council Stadium.

The previous Desert race event was held in Selebi-Phikwe in 2019 with the last Jwaneng one held back in 2018. The Desert Race is one of the biggest events in the Botswana calendar attracting an estimated crowd of about 100,000 people.

The music event was organised by popular music promoter Gilbert Seagile also known as 'PP Wa Pimp' and headlined by veteran Rhumba artist Franco & Afro Musica. Franco alone is a crowd puller, but it seems that the Desert Race spectators did have time to brave the cold weather and attend the festival to see the Ke lela le lona hit maker. The majority of the Desert Race revellers were crowded at local bars especially at the Jwaneng Galaxy Sports Club where it was almost a mini festival.

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