1. Ian Khama 2. Duma Boko 3. Christian Degraaf 4. Mephato Reatile 5. Kgosi Lotlamoreng 7. Kgosi Puso Gaborone 8. Kagiso Ntime 9. Aubrey Lute

1. Ian Khama 2. Duma Boko 3. Christian Degraaf 4. Mephato Reatile 5. Kgosi Lotlamoreng 6. Kgosi Puso Gaborone 7. Kagiso Ntime 8. Aubrey Lute

Nation still awaiting wedding bells for the country’s bachelors

Another year has gone by and as is the norm we bring to you some of the country’s most eligible bachelors who many thought would walk down the aisle before the dawn of 2013.

These stag party candidates are old enough to settle but for some reasons they are still single, some with no sign that they will start families anytime soon leaving one to think  that maybe they subscribe to Bob Marley’s song, No woman, no cry.

Top on the list is none other than State President, Ian Khama Seretse Khama who is still searching for his ideal woman, tall, slender and beautiful.  Although she is not Khama’s ideal woman, local poet Keotshephile Motseobeng better known as Berry Heart   declared her love for the first citizen but still did not win his heart.

Khama is not the only politician who is a bachelor, the Presidents of two opposition parties, Duma Boko of Botswana National Front (BNF) and that of Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), Gomolemo Motswaledi are still single as well.

Although Boko was supposed to marry sometime last month, the marriage was put on hold until hopefully next year

Agriculture Minister, Christian Degraaf, who is one of the country’s richest politicians is not married either. The Gantsi South Member of Parliament who is in his 50s says he would definitely marry some day. “When a man gets the right one, he would definitely marry,” Degraaf pointed out.

Another bachelor is 44-year old Member of Parliament for Ngwaketse West, Mephato Reatile. The legislator who says he is in a relationship could not say whether the woman was his Ms right or not. “Let’s hope for the best time from Almighty God,” he said.

Kgosi Lotlamoreng II is another single man. The paramount chief of one of the major tribes in the country, Barolong,                                                                                                                                                                       is considered to be the nation’s eligible bachelor due to his social standing. The 35-year old deputy chairperson of Ntlo ya Dikgosi (House of Chiefs) is not even thinking about marriage.

“I have not thought about it yet because I am not in a relationship. If I find the right woman, the first people to tell would be Barolong,” he said.

Kgosi Lotlamoreng is not the only single Kgosi as his counterpart, Chairperson of Ntlo ya Dikgosi, Kgosi Puso Gaborone is yet to say “I do.”

Another young Bachelor in the list is firebrand politician, Kagiso Ntime. The 33-year old says he is very single as in the true sense of the word, but is hoping to find a partner as and when God wills. Currently the young man says he is building his business and the transition from opposition politics to the ruling party took so much of his time that he had no time to hunt for a woman.

The youngest on the list is the Editor and publisher of The Weekend Post Newspaper, Aubry Lute. The 32 year old says he would definitely marry some day since he respects the institution of marriage. Like the rest he could not say whether he has met Ms right or not, but he is definitely still weighing options. Lute is also the deputy Chairperson of Botswana Press Council and a member of the Vision Council.

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