The story of a 36 year old mother who gave baby alone as the nurse literally slept on the job has open a can of bitter nurse memories by readers:
Connie Patiko: Ijoo, nurse can sleep. I remember when I was admitted in hospital that I was the only person up in the ward- I was on Facebook. The nurses on the other hand were fast asleep at their tables. I was so scared to sleep because black cats kept passing under our beds as the nurses snored on.
Malebogo Mongwaketse: Nurses are frustrating! In 2009 when I was getting into labour I suffered massive pains at night and when I called the nurse she said: “what do you know, it is not like you have given birth before. I hope it is the same nurse so that she is fired before they put our babies’ lives in danger.
Mma Mosojane’s Traditional Wisdom about an adulterous yet unremorseful husband gets readers talking about the cheating culture in the country.
Cont’j Jeff Makali: Why shouldn’t polygamy be legalised while people are having extra marital relations or when one has a chain of partners? In practise we are polygamists.
Ellan Dawn Dickieson: Why do people bother to get married if they do not want to commit themselves wholly to one person? Marriage should be saved for people who want to make the ultimate commitment to each other. If you’re advocating for polygamy, simply don’t get married.
Gotsotlhe Rosebud Mojakgomo: Our Batswana men have no respect for women, period. This is not right! Sexually transmitted infections will never end because of such a culture. My heart feels for the ‘wife’. What makes things painful is that they you are supposed to be building a family with someone but that person goes to have another family elsewhere. Men please fight hard to change your attitude and make Batswana women very proud and happy to have you in their lives.
A Maun man who recently ran away- leaving his girlfriend to be attacked and raped- from an menacing horse riding gang terrorizing the village has attracted readers attention. His escape has been labelled cowardice by many and self life-saving by others.
Lebo Mmagwe Jamil King: Less of a man! How can he run leaving your girlfriend?
LaQeo Molobi: He is not a man enough.
Lester Keganne II: The man is not a coward, he had no choice but run for dear life. They were going to kill him.
The Lucky Newspaper competition brought to you by The Voice is back and already readers are feeling lucky
Oneldinho Leburu: I hope that this time I will have my share of the cake.
Boitumelo-Kgotlaetsile Sedimo: People should stop cheating us. This time the jackpot is mine in the name of Jesus! Fire!
Kem Marakalala: God be with me and hear my cry so that I win the competition.
DANGER AT MOGODITSHANE
Readers reacted to recent stats putting Mogoditshane as the most dangerous place:
Veronica Sbo Dlamini: I was robbed in Mogoditshane at screwdriver point. I will never forget that. They got away with my Blackberry, but thanks to mobile tracker I got it back.
Gabriel Monageng: This is just another way of painting Mogoditshane with a bad brush. Why didn’t compare looking at population, area coverage, and unemployment rate. To an ordinary person one may think Mogoditshane is a bad place when it is not the case.
Simon Hughes via Facebook: I quote (BTC’s Paul Taylor): “The expectation is that BTC Wholesale customers being Internet Service Providers, Value Added Network Services , Public Telephony Operators, including BTC Retail will in turn pass on the cost benefit to the end customer and have them enjoy reduced pricing on broadband services.” They (BTC) should have made this ‘expectation’ a mandatory requirement. People – you must DEMAND reductions from Internet Service Providers. If we sit around and wait, we will get nothing, nada, zip. Call, email, fax, visit your ISP and make sure they are passing on these reductions in operating costs to you, the people that make their businesses possible.