Pressed but unfazed

In exactly two weeks, President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi will mark a year since taking oath of office as the fifth President of the Republic of Botswana.

But as he lays down his winning strategy ahead of his party’s April Presidential election, the July Congress and the general elections, he knows that he is planning on limited time.

He is awake also to the reality that he has a mammoth task to prove, not only that he is the better man in the ongoing public spat with his predecessor- Ian Khama, but also that the seemingly gagging of political opponents by his administration is not a reflection of where he stands in relation to dissenting voices.

To get an insight into issues affecting his Presidency, The Voice staffer SHARON MATHALA had a candid chat with ‘Sisi Boy’ (as the president is affectionately called) in the serenity of the State House 2 gardens, an address, which he is yet to vacate to give way for the Vice President.


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