GCC mayor saves impoverished vendors

Sekole and Ditshwele at their makeshift near Barloworld.PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Sekole and Ditshwele at their makeshift near Barloworld.PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Gaborone city mayor, Kagiso Thutlwe has committed to rescue an old destitute couple who trade in traditional medicine from a makeshift structure opposite Barloworld in Kgale Mall.

Facing the leading global industrial company, Thomas Sekole, 54 and his partner Matshidiso Ditshwele 76, who reside in Old Naledi where they have rented out a shack for P100 per month, eke out a living from selling an assortment of ready-made indigenous medicinal concoctions and herbs. 

Their shack of trade is very untidy. The two have lost hope in life as hardships they say, have followed them like their own shadows throughout existence.

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Government’s efforts commendable!

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