Go Masisi blind

Masisi selfie with radio personality
Masisi selfie with radio personality

Ahead of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) executive Committee elections in Mmadinare come July, Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi has taken to the social media to launch himself as a man of the people in his own way. He has burst on to the social media scene with a 50 Cent like urban style appearing in a selfie putting on a blingy cap with an unidentified pantsula fan.

The selfie immediately got hundreds on social media wondering whether this could be the Vice president or someone fiddling with his photos using modern computer technology. In one of his video clips VP Masisi appeals to the followers who took selfies with him to share them with him so he will post them.

His  hash-tag  with a street lingo, “#Go Masisi Blind” has created internet craze. Then there is the blingy hip-hop cap donated by urban youth shop, Urban Soul, a carefree pose, and a cloud of selfies with just anyone from Ministers to pantsulas. Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi is using the social media to project a social personality you have never seen in a soon to be head of state, but that does not seem to bother the man a cent.

Editor's Comment
Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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