The dirty game of politics

President Mokgweetsi Masisi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
President Mokgweetsi Masisi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Indeed politics is a dirty game. In Botswana, the game is getting dirtier. And those who seek power can go to any length to do just about anything to gain access. The end as they say, justifies the means. The conduct of the President Mokgweetsi Masisi-led regime has proven this to be a truism, writes Mmegi Correspondent DOLLY BYRONE THEBE

Masisi has given the nation and the world a good lecture on Politics 101. And that is how to exploit for political purposes, personal differences with a rival (real or imagined). The raging conflict between former president Ian Khama and his successor Masisi appears anchored more on personal differences than any other consideration.

It is purely an egocentric battle with little or no regard for the country. Studies show that a battle of egos is a phrase used metaphorically to describe competitions that are based on pride and often entail prodigious and arrogant demonstrations of prowess. It is not necessarily true that the Khama- Masisi saga is refusing to go away. The saga is serving Masisi well. After three good years of navigation of the responsibilities of the high office, Masisi still appears lost at sea, unable to get his bearings right.

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