Rakgare shoots from the hip

Photo shoot: Rakgare (suit) posing for a picture with the athletes PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Photo shoot: Rakgare (suit) posing for a picture with the athletes PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The Minister of Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture, Tumiso Rakgare has said he is not afraid of being criticised for his decisions. Rakgare was speaking during the welcome ceremony for Botswana's team that participated at the recent Commonwealth Games

. “We do not fear being insulted for decisions that we take. (Ga re tshabe go rogwa ke batho. Ba re rogela ditshwetso tse re di tsayang. Re tla di tsaya.) We will take action against those who are not well behaved (Lona ba le sa itshwareng sentle, re tla le phatlalatsa). We will do it because we have to protect our sport.

We cannot have people doing as they please but we shall meet at the right forum,” he lashed out. Rakgare said sport administrators must be accountable for decisions that they take as well as for the sponsorship they receive from the business community. “We must all demonstrate integrity as sport. If we do not have integrity, none of the companies will want to associate with you.

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