OP’s costly mistakes

VP Tsogwane and President Masisi PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
VP Tsogwane and President Masisi PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

In an unexpected twist of events, President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s political future now hangs in the balance. Nobody including former president Ian Khama himself who anointed Masisi ever doubted his ability to manage the affairs of the nation.

It was at a well attended kgotla meeting in Serowe to bid outgoing president farewell in 2018, that Khama confidently told the whole world that Botswana would be a better country to live in under Masisi's capable hands of Masisi. “Go tsile go nna monate mo Botswana” (it is going to be nice in Botswana, Khama assured the anxious nation). True to character the ever-confident Masisi, who never runs short of words started his presidential business effective April 1, 2018 with a barrage of promises, which hitherto remain unfulfilled. And time is running out and the nation’s anxiety and impatience are understandably growing while the man’s popularity is wearing off.

Like a house on fire, he (Masisi) began his work but hardly three-years down the line the man is misfiring and scoring own goals with monotonous regularity. His story could be likened to that of a Biblical unwise man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it. It is therefore not really a farfetched idea for scribes and political pundits to begin to doubt Masisi’s political journey. But what could have been responsible for the sudden change of fortunes? If seriously and objectively seeking answers we need not look beyond the man himself and those cronies he surrounded himself with.

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