Tsogwane plays ‘Russian roulette’ at Bophirima


Vice President Slumber Tsogwane played ‘Russian roulette’ with the plight of women recently at a ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) political rally at Bophirima ward to the chagrin of women politicians.

Just out of the blues, Tsogwane, who is also BDP chairperson told the party’s campaign rally, “if you are not going to vote for our woman candidate Onkemetse Mothei, that will be akin to committing Gender Based Violence (GBV).”

The Botswana National Front Women’s League president, Bonang Nkoane whose party is contesting tomorrow’s by-election under the ticket of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) does not take kindly to the VP’s utterances and strongly feels that Tsogwane chose to trivialise such a traumatising plague like GBV.

Editor's Comment
GBV: The big elephant in the room

Sadly, the country seems not to have proper tools and the extent to which women and the girl-child are being abused is not adequately measured.Almost every week there are reports of women being attacked by their significant others and while men are attacked as well, women seem to be more on the receiving end.On May 24, 2023 news broke that a woman who was receiving support from the Botswana Gender-Based Violence Prevention Centre in Gaborone, was...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up