Octogenarian’s love to serve the people


Ponatshego Tshiping (81) is a true testimony of what dedication, hard work and commitment can do to a true servant of the people.

She has been a councillor for Moshupa for 30 years under the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and has served under three presidents; former Prsidents Festus Mogae, Ian Khama and the incumbent Mokgweetsi Masisi. Despite all challenges that women in politics face, Tshiping has stood the test of time.

She served for a long time in the party central committee and is still a member of the party disciplinary committee. For her, politics defined her success in life and she managed to achieve a lot through it. She has been a councillor since 1994 to date. Currently, she is a nominated councillor in Moshupa. “I have contested for elections, both Bulela Ditswe and general election and I won.

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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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