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BLAME GAME

Real lives story of 16 –year- old boarding student who attempted commit suicide sparks a discussion on our website as readers debate the issue of responsibility.

Sasloo: You want answers from teachers? As a parent you must be your child’s friend and she must be able to communicate with you before anyone. You first not the teachers. It is crazy how most people put all their responsibilities on teachers nowadays. The biggest teacher is the parent. Now mummy cares more by accusing other people. Do your job as a mother. Child bearing and raising is God’s work, a very tough job that can better be done by you, if you gave her little time.

Sebi to Sasloo: I think you didn’t understand at all what that story was about. You are busy bitterly defending the teachers and blaming the mum. No need to be bitter. This girl is at boarding school and the same teachers you are defending were denying her contact with her mum by threatening to expel her if she even tried.

Total to Sasloo: I don’t know how your limited theory on parents’ responsibility plays out in such a scenario when the daughter is at a boarding school. It is fairly easy to point fingers at other people when you fail to do your school work and accuse them of witchcraft. It is fairly easy and grossly unfair. And if the arbitrators –teachers- are limited in scope like Sasool then we have a keg of disaster. I am glad they are sending more teachers for further education maybe that quest will save our children.

CLAIMING DADS

Chadibe lad’s claim that he is the president’s son rouses humour as other readers claim their own dads also.

Mashy Rams: The desperation is high nowadays, I might as well claim that Dada is my dad.

Keith Khumalo: Go ahead Mashy, what shall we do?

Eugene Tshenyego: Ok, my dad is Zuma *death*

Khutsafalo Mosarwa: (laughing) I guess my dad is Barack, and I am from Kenya.

Priscilla: I will also have to claim Denzel Washington to be my dad!


KHAMA AND CORRUPTION

“If you were able to read the recent Afrobarometer ratings, you would note that more than three quarters of Batswana are pleased with the way the President and his government are running the country.

His popularity has soared and continues to do so. That can’t be by chance!

People, President Kham has inherited unchecked corruption that has been going on for years.

He has allowed the DCEC to fulfil its mandate. Given the state of affairs globally, it is obvious that Botswana’s performance has been recognised internationally as being on track. Yes we do not deny that we have corruption and it seems to be rearing its ugly head in recent times.

Surprisingly, when corrupt practices were exposed by the DCEC, very few people including the press corps acknowledged or attributed President Khama for having kept his word that he would root out corruption.

With the continuous smear campaign against the President, one can only see it as a ploy to distract attention from reporting on what the President is doing to weed out corruption.

It is true Botswana is internationally ranked as having one of the lowest corruption rates in Africa but that is because we are trying to do something about it every day. “

Winnie Sanderson via Facebook.


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2 Responses to “FEEDBACK 30.11.12”

  1. cheerful 2012/12/01

    When one reads articles here you read that ordinary people are quickly convicted of an offence involving Corrupt practices not the PROMINENT PEOPLE. It is the norm for african leaders to tread VERY SOFTLY with those in PROMINENT PLACES when it comes to corruptions no one is ever SACKED OR REMOVED FROM OFFICE IF THE FINDINGS ARE TRUE One can find this in a developed country . IF when one observes ALL african LEADERS SURROUND themselves with RELATIVES and ASSOCIATES It is the CULTURE IN AFRICAN POLITICS ON BOARD BE HONEST an

  2. cheerful 2012/12/01

    Findings are never made PUBLIC when a prominent person has DONE WRONG. YES THE PUBLIC ARE ENTITLED TO KNOW – TRANSPARENCY!! GOOD GOVERNANCE!!!!
    NO PROMINIENT PERSON ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT WHO HAS PILFERED FROM STATE FUNDS HAS BEEN FORCED TO PAY THE MONEY BACK – THE FIRST PEOPLE WHO TAKE ACTION ARE GOVERMENTS ABROAD WHO FREEZE THEIR ASSETS – BE HONEST AFRICA IS CORRUPT
    The poor have to pay the PRICE HEAVILY FOR CORRUPT LEADERS

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