Tribute to Merafhe (1936-2015)

Merafhe
Merafhe

The late Lieutenant General Mompati Merafhe was one of the founding figures of Botswana.

His record of public service dates back to his commissioning as a Constable in the then Bechuanaland Protectorate Police in 1960. In the decades since he has distinguished himself in many roles - including founding BDF Commander, a respected International Statesman and doyen of local Sports development - as well as Botswana’s sixth Vice President.

In all of his areas of achievement, the late Mompati Merafhe consistently demonstrated a dedication to national service coupled with an abiding passion for development and progress.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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