Some constitutional, democratic and other lessons of 2019

President Masisi at a BDP rally PIC. PHATSIMO KAPENG
President Masisi at a BDP rally PIC. PHATSIMO KAPENG

Politics this year has been notoriously brutal, filled with wildly ambitious characters and individuals jockeying for influence in Botswana's competitive political space. We learnt that money and resources can go a long way and can make all the difference, and nobody is safe, politically speaking.

That wasn’t the most important lesson of the year. As 2019 winds down; it also marks the end of a tumultuous decade. It is worth reflecting and highlighting the ‘pop’ moments that qualify as lessons for the country.

The year all around has been marked significantly by chaos, strong voices, shocking and equally proud moments. For the country, the anxiety or relief or wonder that came with the first post-Khama administration era was enough to send the country into a ‘holy cow’ moment.

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