Venson-Moitoi, the Facebook minister

Besides running the most troubled ministry, the Minister of Education and Skills Development Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi also has time for social media, especially Facebook.

The 60-year-old Venson-Moitoi revealed this during a press conference last week to announce her candidacy for Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) chairmanship. She told media practitioners that she has been the administrator of the BDP's official Facebook page for years. The other administrator is her son, Kabelo Binns. "I will hand over the administration of the BDP Facebook page to the party after being elected the party chairman," she said confidently. The minister also celebrated the BDP Facebook page reaching a milestone of more than 10, 000 followers.

Apart from managing that Facebook page she also has her own Facebook page called Pelonomi Venson BDP. On this page is written: "This is a Page for those that Love the BDP and those that want a chairman that has the future of this great Party at Heart..." At the time of writing this article on Saturday 'Mma Vee' - as she is affectionately called - had about 1, 345 followers. The page was launched last Wednesday. "I feel privileged to offer my services to you in the role of party Chairman for 2013-2015. I believe that the party deserves to consolidate the peace and stability we have gained over the past several months. As we enter the home stretch into the 2014 elections, I am convinced that I have thought through the task sufficiently to confirm that I am willing to serve and ready to deliver," she wrote last Wednesday.

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