Don’t Give a Squat!
Oratile Poti: There is no need to criticize the demolitions. Batswana don’t listen, allocating yourself land is against the law, it is a crime just like any other punishable crime.
Thapelo Keipeile: Our parents also do not have land but that doesn’t give us the right to allocate ourselves land whilst waiting for official land allocation. How do you allocate yourself land and consider it ok? No doubt, I feel for them though because it was their money that got demolished. However, each one of us has a home village so let them go back home to apply for land properly.
Lesley Mogomotsi Okaile: How can another human do this to another person? Shame on the person who made the final decision for this disgraceful act.
Emmanuel Moreri Khuto: The president was able to use his so called powers to release Kalafatis’ killers, why can’t he use the same powers to pardon those squatters? How does demolishing houses help with government’s poverty eradication?
Ruth Moloi: This is shocking to say the least. So inhumane. Is Ramaphatle sitting on diamonds?
Atamelang Themba: The land allocation system must be improved otherwise we will continue to have squatters. We have been waiting for as long as 20 years to be allocated land, but the rich have the money to buy vast amount of land. The system encourages squatters.
DID YOU KNOW
Over 10 years ago government went ahead to demolish the squatter settlements in Mogoditshane, still in the Kweneng Landboard like Ramaphatle. The name ‘Yellow Monster’ has since been used to describe the heavy-duty bulldozers which tore down the settlements.
Readers’ Top Three To-do items for Sebego
Newly elected Botswana Football Association President, Tebogo Sebego, has been ushered into the top seat with great expectations from readers. We compiled readers’ comments to come with top three issues readers want Sebego to get working on:
1. Bring back All Kasi as technical sponsor
2. Offer solutions and put effort into getting the National, Francistown, Lobatse stadia up and running
3. Improve national team players’ welfare conditions.
“I really feel pity for Sebego, the immense pressure he is under! Very soon we will be criticising him because we have too many expectations, but change can not come overnight. Anyway I wish him well in the hot seat!” Atamelang Themba via Facebook.
In this day and age men are being abused by women? Gone are the days when men were the heads of a family, when men had back bones, the days when women were reserved and wouldn’t hurt a fly, when men and women had mutual respect. Gone are those days!
Marty via SMS responding to the story about a 26 year old Maun lad who committed suicide to escape the torments of an abusive relationship with girlfriend.