Booster: A man of sartorial discrimination

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Booster Oeme Galesekegwe (34), photojournalist-turned businessman, will be laid to rest on Saturday May 18, 2013 at Goo Tawana ward next to Spar, in Letlhakane in the Central District. He was born on March 15, 1979.

Booster met his untimely death on Monday this week at Princess Marina Hospital three days after he was admitted there. His journalism career started at the Department of Information and Broadcasting when he served as a Tirelo Setshaba participant from 1997 to 1998. Upon completion of his national service, Booster embarked on a journey that took him to private media outfits such as the Botswana Gazette, the Botswana Guardian/Midweek Sun stable, Mmegi and its sister publication The Monitor before he became part of the founding team of the Echo where he became Advertising Manager. He also worked for the aptly-named Flair Magazine that is sorely missed by especially young people on the newsstands. Booster was a highly sociable person with a taste for the finer things in life that expressed itself mostly in his sartorial discrimination. Witness how he once finished in the Top 10 of the Mr Botswana pageant! But he will also be remembered for his lively discussion of socio-economic and political issues.

He was an outstanding photojournalist who clinched the MISA Journalist of the Year and Coca Cola awards, among other achievements. Booster was affectionately known as  "Mzwinila," a nickname he attracted because he was always flush with cash - clean money - and generous to boot!He is survived by three daughters, his mother, a brother and two sisters. May his Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.

Editor's Comment
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