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Masisi-Khama fight is just a façade –Venson-Moitoi



Following his crowning moment in Kang where he was declared the leader of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi called for reconciliation among fellow democrats.

Dr Masisi revealed he was already in the process of embracing and working with Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi who pulled out at the eleventh hour from the presidential race that pitted the two together. Dr Masisi expressed the desire to be a unifying figure in the ruling party, indicating that what had happened in the election process was just democracy playing itself.

He called on party members to embrace, welcome, recognise, acknowledge and deeply cherish the participation of every single democrat in the campaign for this year’s general elections.
He said he would be tagging along a diversity of people as he traverses the country campaigning for the BDP to promote inclusion. He said democrats have to be united to deliver victory at the national polls. He promised to meet with Dr Venson-Moitoi and chat a way forward to work together for the benefit of the BDP.

He stated that Dr Venson-Moitoi was expressing her democratic right to challenge him for the party presidency. Dr Venson-Moitoi has on the other hand pointed out that she decided not to participate in the presidential elections because they were a fraud. She said the court had not addressed what she had asked for regarding the election. She said her participation in the election as a challenger would have given the election legitimacy it did not deserve.

Dr Venson-Moitoi who was fired from cabinet last December after announcing her candidacy revealed that President Dr Masisi is fighting her indirectly through former President Dr Ian Khama.
According to her, the fight between the current and former president even though she would not state for a fact what they are fighting for, is just a facade. She strongly believes that Masisi’s actions against Khama are actually targeted at her.

She however explained that she would continue to work for the BDP as a member in good standing. Ahead of the Special Congress tensions were high when the President allegedly wanted to address Dr Motioi’s supporters. The members at the camp were angry accusing the party leadership of sideling them only because they supported Dr Venson-Moitoi. This was after Director General of Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Peter Magosi visited their camp.

Sources revealed that the visit was at the instruction of the president requesting to address his challenger’s supporters. Both Magosi and Dr Venson-Motioi declined to divulge the contents of their short meeting. President Dr Masisi had the previous night (Thursday) addressed his supporters at his base called Camp Dubai.

It remains to be seen if Dr Venson-Moitoi and the president will meet and finally iron out their differences. Dr Venson-Moitoi had earlier on Friday during a press conference dismissed claims by BDP Secretariat that she requested for a meeting with the president on Thursday when her case against the BDP was still ongoing. She revealed that the meeting was proposed by both legal teams representing her and the BDP.

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Kanye born actress on SA’s ‘The throne’



Kanye born star, Koketso Mophuting managed to grow her acting career to greater heights after securing a role in Isibaya and is now an actress on South Africa’s weekly drama, The Throne.

The Throne is a television drama centred on the Kwena royal family, which portrays a vicious power struggle on which every family member desperately tries to serve their own interest. The drama airs from Monday to Thursday on DSTV channel 161. Her acting career began a long time ago, through her taking part in the local drama ‘Thokolosi’ in which she played Katlego.

In an interview with The Midweek Sun, passionate Mophuting said that it is never easy to wave Botswana’s flag high in the congested South African entertainment industry, but that will not deter her from achieving her dreams.

“Nothing good ever comes without hard work, I encourage local artists to work hard enough to build their own legacies,” she said.The 29-year old actress took part in a short film that was produced under her newly formed production company but has not been screened yet.

Mophuting also played ‘Gugu’ on Single Mothers and she had appeared on a television production called The Bantu Hour.Mophuting will be seen playing the role of Sethunya, a character in which she uses her beauty and charm to acquire better things for herself. “It is an exciting year to grow my brand and mostly my acting career,” she said. The Throne is a production by Ferguson Films owned by Connie and Shona Ferguson.

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For a long time, majority of Batswana have been shying away from holding conversations about sex and according to local author, Kagiso Bareki, many relationships and marriages do not last because of poor sex life.

Speaking during Gamaila Authors Empowerment Session and Exhibition, Bareki hinted that bad sex has destroyed majority of marriages and love affairs, hence he saw the need to write his book dubbed ‘Sex and Intimacy,’ which mainly teaches people how to have sex.

He has written 16 books, mainly Christian books and some novels. He encourages authors to keep writing books and confidently shares that writing books has destroyed his ability to work for someone else, as it is a career on its own.

Bareki said he wrote his most talked about book ‘Sex and Intimacy’ after he realised that majority of Batswana are bad at having sex, both men and women. “We have never been taught how to have sex, we have been taught how to communicate and how to budget but not how to have sex. The book I wrote capitalises on ‘how to,’ that couples need to properly do the foreplay, massages and know how to kiss during sex,” he said.

Asked whether there is a specific gender that needs to be taught how to have sex Bareki said that all genders are affected.“Re na le mathata. This sex issue is wrecking marriages and love affairs. Sex is a topic that we often avoid because some are just ashamed to speak about it openly, yet it is important,” he added.

Bareki has challenged married couples to create a proper environment for sex, further stating that there are things specifically designed for sex, such as enhancements, food and sex furniture that accommodate many sexual positions. “There are foods to eat during sex, yet many couples do not eat during sex,” said Bareki. He also said the book includes rules of sexual enjoyment, vaginal dryness and many other interesting topics.

He shared with authors that he promotes his books through the internet and that he has already sold 10 000 copies. Other authors who graced the event were Koziba Sebina, who is a professional speaker and international success coach, Belinda Lekone who spoke about her book, ‘Against all Odds’ and Member of Parliament for Kanye South Abram Kesupile.

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