Former president Lt. Gen. Dr. Ian Khama is believed to have deliberately chosen to have the launch of his party – Botswana Patriotic Front – on Saturday July 6th in Kanye to coincide with the birthday of the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, Dalai Lama.
This publication has it on good authority that Khama chose July 6 to hold the inaugural and elective congress of the BPF as way of honouring his friend, the Lama. Unfortunately the party could not hold elections as they are still to put structures in place.
The current Dalai Lama is the 14th and his real name is Lhamo Thondup. He is 84 years old and was born on the 6th July 1935 in Taktser, China.
Khama still loves BDP
Meanwhile, although he has launched the new party, Khama still considers himself a member of the rulinig Botswana Democratic Party. This publication has it on good authority that he called BDP Treasurer Satar Dada and informed him that he is still a member of the BDP and loves it.
Dada confirmed to The Midweek Sun that Khama had indeed “called me on Saturday informing me that he has still not left the BDP and still remains a member in good standing.”
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.