Various speakers at a meeting called by former Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) president Ian Khama in Serowe took turns to promise that they would vote the ruling party out of power at the general elections slated for later this year.
This was after listening to the lamentations of Khama at a meeting he had called Bangwato for a gathering at the Serowe showgrounds on Saturday. Khama had briefed the tribe on his problems with the leadership of the BDP under President Mokgweetsi Masisi which he said had compelled him to consider dumping his father’s party. When addressing the people on what he termed undemocratic tendencies meted on him by his party, Khama went on to tacitly campaign for the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) led by Duma Boko, calling on his people to consider bringing the main opposition party into power.
He told his audience that despite all that could be done by anybody to trample on their rights and freedoms, they should remember that the greatest weapon they could use is the ballot. An interview with a Councillor of Malatswai, Baitshepi Mosimanegape on the sidelines of the meeting suggested that a plan was already put out in motion for those with influence to go and rally people behind Khama’s wishes. Councillor Mosimanegape was beaming with excitement when he spoke to The Midweek Sun: “This is the time we have been waiting for. We are going out there to consult and mobilise as requested by Khama.”
Speaking openly during comments and question time, Motshereganye Sentsho, who said he had received warning letters from the party for his outspokenness, said he was happy Khama had come to see them. “Your father said you should rely on your tribe,” he said, endorsing the idea of helping the opposition to beat the BDP at the general elections this year. “Your problems are our problems. We have been waiting for you and now we know your position. Wherever you go, we go with you,” added Bernard Letsididi. An unidentified elderly woman, who was rather emotional, wondered where Dr Masisi’s father was when the BDP was formed by Seretse Khama.
“I am a founding member of the BDP and we have suffered for this party. Re tsamaya le wena,” she said to Khama. Another unidentified man wondered what was wrong with the 5th President of Botswana. “We are members of the BDP because of your father. Anywhere you go, we will go with you and if you delay in returning to us, we will have joined Bokwe (Boko) by the time you come,” he said. “The Bible says we should respect our fathers.
We should also respect our Dikgosi. It seems we are losing our culture. We are happy you came and will await your return,” said Lawrence Bodilonyane who also endorsed Khama’s project to decampaign the Masisi government ahead of the elections this October. Yet another unidentified man from Palapye assured Khama that the people of Palapye would not vote the BDP. “Even the people of Serowe will not vote the BDP because the party leadership has betrayed our Kgosikgolo,” he said. Kebaalotse Sethong from Lerala assured the meeting that he could never desert his Kgosikgolo. “We are in mourning because our MP (Prince Maele) has been suspended and we have asked him to contest as an independent candidate.
“Things are now clear because we have been wondering where you were when our party was being torn apart by the dogs,” said Sethong before promising Khama that wherever he goes, he too will follow him.
5 Forex Tools that every African trader must know
Trading in the foreign exchange market can be intimidating for any African retail trader, regardless of whether they are beginners or experienced traders.
Therefore, all African traders must use a solid trading strategy and a range of trading tools to assist them in their trading decisions. Forex trading tools can be accessed through a forex trading platform and a forex broker, who often offer this for free or as a paid service.
There are hundreds of helpful forex tools that African traders can use, and these are some of the best ones.
An economic calendar is one of the most useful and powerful forex trading tools for African forex traders. The calendar features a list of economic releases and geopolitical events, amongst other things according to their date, location, and level of importance.
African traders can gain insight into future market consensus, historical released outcomes, central bank policy statements, monetary policies and policymaker speeches, upcoming elections, and so on.
Trading signals are another popular tool that traders can use to help them make accurate and dependable predictions on price movements in the forex market. Trading signals are popular tools for forex traders because they can trigger buy or sell actions according to predetermined criteria.
Trading signals can consist of criteria such as volume surges, earnings reports, or using certain existing signals. Technical analysis is an important component in using trading signals as it can help traders recognise the types of trading indicators that they can use to complement their trading style.
However, quantitative analysis, market sentiment measures, and fundamental analysis tools are also important considerations for making informed trading decisions. Trading signals can help successful traders remain focused in volatile markets, helping them identify perfect trading opportunities, market trends, resistance levels, and market movements in a range of markets.
Trading platforms refer to the software applications that African traders use to carry out trades. This is not the only function of a forex trading platform, and it can be used for in-depth analysis and other functions.
Trading platforms feature a wide range of tools for traders including an economic calendar, technical indicators, educational resources, and more. Trading platforms have comprehensive charting capabilities, with price charts that can be viewed in different time frames across different financial markets.
All market participants are urged to keep a comprehensive trading journal, providing them with a detailed record of their past trades.
By keeping a trading journal, African traders can take note of their successful trades, the trading strategies they use, and they can note their mistakes to allow them to improve on their strategies.
Some information the trading journal must include is:
- The date on which trades are executed
- The currency pair or financial instrument is traded along with the entries and exits.
- Whether the trader entered a buy or sell position
- The price at which the trade was entered and the closing price when it was closed
- The amounts of pips gained or lost along with their value in base currency
- The technical indicators or trading strategies used
African traders have a wide range of calculators that will save them a significant amount of time in preparing for different market conditions. These calculators include some of the following:
- Margin calculators
- Profit calculators
- Currency converters
- Volatility calculators
- Pip calculators, and several others.
Church distances itself from Pastor who livestreamed his suicide
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.