Tsogwane defends Masisi’s ‘outlandish’ language


With President Mokgweetsi Masisi having been in the headlines recently for using outlandish words like pepere, pepere, Vice President Slumber Tsogwane has defended his boss saying Masisi mostly makes statements at a political party setting which equates more with Setswana rich culture of use of didactic language, euphemisms, and zingers.

Tsogwane said in the true circumstances of Botswana political landscape, though the language could be perceived otherwise, it also enriches Botswana rhetoric on the campaign trail or freedom square, and less so eroding from the highest office in the land.

Tsogwane as the Leader of the House in Parliament was responding to questions from Member of Parliament (MP) from Maun West Dumelang Saleshando who had asked the VP among others if public statements made by the President using inappropriate or uncouth language and uttering false statements don’t demean the stature of the high office and undermines concerns expressed through parliamentary statements on respect of the presidency.

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