Basarwa confused over Sesana�s employment


For many years now, Roy Sesana has been the face of Basarwa’s protracted struggle against the Botswana government. Perhaps the most well known Mosarwa figure around the world, Sesana is an icon to many.

The outspoken leader shot to prominence in 1991 after he co-founded First People of Kalahari (FPK) together with the late John Hardbattle. The organisation’s primary mission was to promote Basarwa’s traditional way of life, which then was under attack from civilisation forces led by the government.

His name grew into prominence over the years owing to his courageous and ceaseless struggle for the rights of his people. That earned him good standing and recognition within his tribe because he was always at the forefront of wars and protests fought so well against all those who threatened the core of his people’s existence.

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Government’s efforts commendable!

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