Mamela: The rabble-rouser

Mamela: “...mongwe le mongwe kwa ga mmaagwe...”
Mamela: “...mongwe le mongwe kwa ga mmaagwe...”

To many who follow local politics, the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) elderly cadre Vain Mamela needs no introduction. The 60-year-old is a rabble-rouser who often shoots from the hip. He has left political destruction in his wake, writes Mmegi Staffer RYDER GABATHUSE

He often spews out politics of character assassination and mudslinging alongside those of bread and butter issues. To this Francistown-based veteran politician and former banker, politics is a calling. In fact, politics is his church. He has even vowed that he and politics shall remain inseparable. Chiefly, in his endeavour to capture the attention of his followers, the veteran also often combines entertainment politics with bread and butter issues. He is the type of politician that calls a spade by its rightful name and abhors calling it a garden tool or by any euphemisms. He was in his element at a political rally in Bophirima ward recently rallying people in the area for the impending by-election billed for tomorrow. Mamela’s voice is purely trained for the freedom square politics where no one can ignore him. He keeps his listeners on their toes, generally crying out for some more of his messaging.

His weekend content diametrically betrayed the BCP leadership story the party sold recently at a party presser that it had no intentions of pulling out of the troubled tri-party Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) coalition.

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