Bogadi Stays

Still on the topic of young beautiful girls, the issue of bride price (bogadi) continues to be a hot topic, one that is never ending it seems. Only this time around, it is trending after Botswana’s ultimate beauty queen; former Miss Universe Mpule Kwelagobe tied the knot to her international prince charming in the country last week.

Many people still recall the day she was crowned like it only happened yesterday. Her crowning will forever be entrenched on our minds. Who can forget that day when one of our own did the unthinkable, beating 90 beautiful girls from all over the world to snatch the converted Miss Universe crown from right under their noses, in a pageant owned by Donald Trump himself, that US chatterbox and multimillionaire who fancies himself as America’s next president? Yes our girl went on to win that diamond encrusted crown, then later wined and dined in style with the world’s royalty.

I still recall the day she arrived back in the country, how we all thronged the airport, where she arrived in the Presidential jet. Then later, we all made a beeline for the national stadium to welcome her in style. She had ‘put us on the map’, whatever that even means.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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