Of song, dance and theatrics

BDP supporters PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
BDP supporters PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

FRANCISTOWN: Singing and dancing together at political events without the coordination of a conductor or choreographer, presents politicians as artists of note. It has become an unwritten rule that powerful songs and dance as an endeavour to cultivate the right atmosphere for such gatherings duly precedes political meetings.

Singing and dancing together has become a symbol of unity. It seemingly gives politicians some happiness, joy or is just the fun of being in politics even when confronted with hostility.  There are geniuses that are also gifted in singing and dancing to the extent that they will not leave an event without leading a song or two. To some, it is a ritual that cannot be omitted come rain or sunshine.

Take for instance, the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) presidential candidate in the forthcoming party elections set for Kang, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi with her sultry voice belting out a party song that simply changed the mood of a meeting recently.

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