Remembering Bra Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela at Botswana Craft 2015 PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Hugh Masekela at Botswana Craft 2015 PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

“Who is here? Hugh is here!” That is how Hugh Masekela was introduced to Botswana audiences for the first time. This was by none other than Dr Thabo Fako of the Sociology Department at the University of Botswana in 1982.

In case you are wondering, yes it was Professor Fako, the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Botswana who was the compere on that particular Saturday evening! Momentarily, the man himself, Hugh Masekela, spotting an Afro hair-style, showed up to a tumultuous welcome by an audience which predominantly comprised members of the student community.

The show was held in the then refectory of the University which was also used as the Student Union hall at the time.

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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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