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From Big Brother to politics

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Former Big Brother contestant Motamma Horacious nee Sesinyi is now in politics and is contesting in the Block 3 Itumeleng ward. Before being part of Big Brother Africa, Motamma, who was at one-point tourism Ambassador, was Miss Tourism Botswana.

The tall and leggy beauty who got attention of many with her dance moves on the popular reality show several years ago has seemingly swapped the bright lights of showbiz and glam fame for a more “noble” pursuit of serving people. Although she did not win, Motamma was a firm favourite on Big Brother 8: The Chase, which also featured former radio personality Oneal Madumo who has since relocated to South Africa. Posters of the charming beauty pepper the surburb of Block 3.

Speaking at a rally a few weeks ago in the area, Motamma promised to serve the electorate. She expressed a passion for uplifting youth and advocating for development that would change lives. “We want to go where decisions are made and influence change,” she said. She said it was high time for young people who are driven and committed to seeing change happen to lead from the front, adding that council was an important space to champion the cause of communities from grassroot levels and deal with issues that affect people on a day to day basis.

Although she was in the spotlight sometime after her stint on the reality show, Motamma would later disappear from the limelight and it later emerged that she was pregnant and delivered her baby girl in 2015. She got married to her sweetheart in Maun two years ago, in a low-key wedding.

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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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