Breeding child molesters for political weaponry

Remember in 2016 when the whole country nearly came to a standstill, outraged at the Facebook messenger communication between the Sebina Member of Parliamnet and a Councillor from his area? We were livid, and you could not put a cap on us.

Well, I am wondering if the reason the Sebina saga was such a huge deal is because there was communication in there, to the effect that Batswana ba lebala ka pele, more than the fact that a political leader was said to have molested a child, and another leader helped him conceal it, and comforted him, reminding him that we actually forget.

We are clearly still the nation that protects the uncles and grandfathers and older brothers and cousins who molest the child, because they are the breadwinners. We are also still the nation who protects perpetrators because their implication in child sexual molestation incidences, or rape would bring shame to the family.

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