Constitutional Review: Mosojane Speaks


Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to President Mokgweetsi Masisi for having ordered this timely Constitutional Review. However, for some of us who are under threat of assimilation and possible extinction this review is, regrettably, long overdue. This country, Botswana, is bedevilled with inequalities leading to extreme and unprecedented tribalism because of the manner in which our Constitution is framed, and needless to say this is mainly the reason why Phillip (PG) Matante then leader of the Bechuanaland Peoples Party (BPP) walked away from the Constitutional talks at Marlborough House, London, in February, 1966.

Change the country’s name

To begin with the name of the country ought to be changed to, or replaced with, a more accommodating name as several people before me have suggested, such as Moses Gare, Gobe Matenge, Knight Maripe and Dr Habaudi Hobona, to mention but a few. Following the famous walk out at the Marlborough House Conference in London, the BPP had occasion to express the same views in a motion by Kenneth Nkhwa in the National Assembly in 1966, but lost because they were unfortunately seriously outnumbered.

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A step in the right direction

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