Big Five losers of 2014

Daniel Kwelagobe
Daniel Kwelagobe

As 2014 draws to an end, we take a look at prominent citizens who incurred huge losses during the year, the majority of whom are politicians and civil servants who ‘saw dust’ during the general elections

Ian Khama and BDP

After five years abusing the State media to campaign for this year’s election, President Ian Khama and his ruling Botswana Democratic Party  (BDP) only managed to get 46 percent of the popular vote. This is despite the unprecedented coverage he got from Btv, Radio Botswana, and Daily News which featured him in the headlines almost everyday donating food hampers, blankets or food. Btv footage even showed people crying at the sight of Khama, some even confessing that they were lucky to touch him and would not wash their hands. Millions of Pula were spent on so-called poverty eradication workshops, which were nothing but free lunches for impoverished rural dwellers.

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