MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE
Member of Parliament (MP) for Francistown West, Tshelang Masisi who passed away on Monday this week will be sorely missed by many.
The immensely popular easy going MP with a great sense of humour died while admitted at Bokamoso Private Hospital in Gaborone.
Although it was not clear what caused the death of one of the longest serving Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) MP, it was common knowledge that he bravely battled kidney problems for many years.
Masisi’s former campaign manager, Ignatius Moswaane who is the councillor for Monarch South said the BDP has lost a veteran politician and great man of the people.
“Masisi was a fighter in politics, my personal mentor and the sole guardian for the poor people in his area.
Truly speaking the man will be missed by the entire BDP members and his supporters in Monarch West,” Moswaane said.
Although he recently went public about his wish to challenge Masisi in the next coming BDP primary elections, Moswaane said that his ambition did not alter his love and respect for the man who served the country whole heartedly for years.
“His departure is a great loss to us as a party because the man was not only a politician but also a father to all, especially to the poor.
In fact he socialized with almost everyone,” Moswaane said fighting back tears.
Another colleague Godfrey Kaelo said: “I learnt with shock about the death of Masisi whom I worked closely with as a member of the ruling BDP.”
He pointed out that Masisi was the one who groomed him in politics and that he treated him like a father figure..
Another shocked Francistowner Sasa Maggie Selolwane, also said she heard the devastating news about the passing of Masisi on Wednesday morning through a text message from a friend.
“Truly speaking I was very shocked and I am still struggling to accept that Masisi is gone although his death was even announced over the radio,” Selolwane said and adds: “Even an average person on the streets of Francistown would readily agree with me that Masisi was a humble but great man who socialised with everyone regardless of their social standing.
A true man of the people.”