Tsogwane: Holding onto an elusive dream

Tsogwane feels more invigorated than ever that his elevation to President is guaranteed PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Tsogwane feels more invigorated than ever that his elevation to President is guaranteed PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Slumber is another word for sleep, and for Vice President Tsogwane whose first name is the former, he cannot afford to harbour any nightmare, which can perturb his dream of becoming the country’s next President in 2028. Mmegi Staffer SPIRA TLHANKANE dwells on the dream of a man who is uniquely poised to become the next President

“I have a dream,” is Martin Luther King’s famous 1963 speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, but Tsogwane also dreams of a ‘joyous daybreak’. Tsogwane’s dream includes a Bible, his right hand raised and the Chief Justice on the left. Just like (Martin Luther) King, Tsogwane has a dream that ‘every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain’ to clear the way for his takeover as the next President.

It is perhaps, important to note that Tsogwane’s dream is dependent on the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) winning the October polls and Tsogwane himself retaining the Boteti West constituency, which he has held for 25 years. But, the thing about dreams is that they could be shattered anytime by an external stimulus or when it is just time to wake up.

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