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Wine treat for Francistown residents

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EVERY DROP COUNTS: Wine lovers to learn more about wining and dining

Francistowners will be treated to a lovely wine and food picnic this coming Saturday, courtesy of Dwine Wines, who will also showcase a variety of their wines.

The picnic is set to start in the morning at 10 am till 6pm. This event would however be collaborated with Sefalana Hyper to host the food tasting. Some of the wines that are expected to be on offer include: Weltevrede wine Estate, Noble Hill wine Estate, Rainbowas End Wine Estate to swirl, sniff and sip.

Marketing Director from Dwine, Elizabeth Baitumetse told Vibe that they want people living in Francistown to appreciate the diverse range of wines including Italian wines at Cresta Marang Gardens. “For many, the changing of seasons come with the change of preference in food and wine. Most people prefer heartier meals with their red wines, therefore we just want to treat people living in Francistown in that regard,” she said.

Baitumetse also acknowledged the fact that Francistown has become amongst Botswana’s growing regions with appreciation of food and wine. Dwine has always hosted wine tasting events and they believe in establishing a new standard in culture of wine in Botswana. “We are inspired by the desire to demystify the world of wine for all to enjoy.

We focus on our customised wine branding, wine distribution, high profile wine tastings, creative gifting and training.” There will also be a variety of activities for attendants to settle down and learn the basics of wine etiquette, how to do food pairing, why swirl and sniff and all other intricacies of fine wining and dining.

There will also be a bonfire and marshmallow-toasting segment. The little ones will also be treated to some fun in the form of games and treats. DJ K.u.d will entertain the attendants with his soothing sounds.

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Church distances itself from Pastor who livestreamed his suicide

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Head Pastor at Metsimotlhabe Holiness Union Church France Koosimile has distanced his church from Phenyo Godfrey who committed suicide live on social media a week ago. Speaking to this publication this week, Koosimile said Godfrey was never a Pastor at Holiness church as assumed by many.

Godfrey, who goes by the name Bishop P Godfrey on social media, allegedly shot a video of himself committing suicide on Sunday evening. According to a few friends and those close to Godfrey, the deceased was from Molepolole and has been identified as a pastor at Holiness Union Church in Metsimotlhabe.

On the evening  of Sunday last week, he went live on Facebook and proceeded to put a rope around his neck. He was seen in the short video hanging by the neck until he took his last breath. TO READ THE FULL STORY, BUY THIS WEEK’S (11 August 2021)  PRINT EDITION OF THE MIDWEEK SUN AT A STORE NEAR YOU.

 

 

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Women challenged to step-up food production

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National Development Bank CEO, Lorato Morapedi has challenged women to take up more agribusiness ventures to cut down on the country’s food import bill.
With an annual P7 billion food import bill hanging over the country, Morapedi said women can significantly trim it down. “We need to get out of our comfort zones, let’s open our eyes and seize the opportunities,” said Morapedi, adding that women need to work in groups.
She emphasized that women should leverage on collective expertise found in clusters to grow the country’s food production sector.
“Grab the opportunities that exist with the food value chain,” she said, citing that women have been hard-hit by COVID-19 in their endeavors to put food on the table.
She further implored women not to shy away from finance development institutions (FDIs) to finance their projects. Morapedi bemoaned that a handful people are willing to go into food production despite the high import food bill that the country faces.
Very few people are doing food production; people are lazy to go into food production,” said Morapedi. She also highlighted that the country’s major supplier, South Africa is also not coping as COVID-19 challenges unravel.
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