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President Masire’s grandson, Eno, speaks politics, patriotism and relationship with Ndaba Gaolathe



When he took to the podium and spoke at the funeral of his grandfather, former president Sir Ketumile Masire, Eno Mwaba undoubtedly caused most people to sit up and listen. Poised and articulate in the Queen’s language, he belied confidence and proved to be quite the storyteller; he held the spellbound attentive audience captive as he regaled them with anecdotes about his relationship with Masire. A few hours later, he was “trending” on social media. Here was this cute young guy who is #bae goals – confident, handsome, well-read, well-travelled and educated.

The Eno tagging and swooning went on for a few days thereafter. Nearly six months after the funeral, this reporter finally caught up with him after a bit of a chase. First things first: What does ‘Eno’ mean, I ask. He says that he was told that it means ‘listen.’ Strangely, he insists that whatever it means, that it is a Setswana name. During his speech at Masire’s funeral, Mwamba, who is still based overseas, insinuated that he would like to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather as well as his mother, Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwaba and be active in leadership. His response is well-calculated and intelligent. “Botswana politics is something I have grown up with all my life. Dinner table conversations were always dominated by current political affairs.

I believe there is simply no denying that politics is in my blood, so I shall definitely be active. It’s every citizen’s responsibility to be politically engaged, and ensure they hold their leaders accountable for their actions,” he says. He waxes philosophically when asked whether he would follow in the footsteps of his grandfather. “Sir Ketumile Masire was a gentleman, a statesman, a God-fearing man and a humble man. His virtues and values helped build the infrastructure, and environment conducive for economic prosperity, hence Botswana was the fastest growing economy in the 1980’s during his presidency. “What a legacy, and one I certainly do look up to for inspiration. His memory and legacy is what motivates me to work so hard!

I am extremely proud of him, so I will ensure that my life is one that does his legacy justice, and permits other people to feel similar pride in me,” he says. Mwamba points out that he is a keen networker who has engaged most of our local politicians and other top brass. In fact, he says Alliance for Progressives leader Ndaba Gaolathe is his mentor and a family friend. “We are close. I respect him, and love engaging with him.” Mwamba is patriotic and says Botswana has potential to grow, provided we keep on par with global changes.

“Economies of the past are being rendered redundant through various technological advances; just look at what the digital camera did to Kodak? “Therefore if Botswana is to compete, we need to ensure our people are technologically engaged. We are landlocked, so our manufacturing and exporting industries will always have a subtle dependency upon our international relations. Technology is the future, and such advantages in this space, is where we will advance into excellence.” Mwamba says that he is a proud Motswana and the one thing he appreciates about Batswana is that they are loving people. He comes from an interesting lineage of leadership (Sir Ketumile Masire) and what important lessons has he learnt from him? He responds: “My grandfather once said to me, that the definition of prime minister draws its origin from the Latin phrase primus inter pares, which basically means first among equals. He went on to explain how the term minister in the biblical sense, basically equates to servant.

“Therefore one should see prime minister, as the first servant, as all leaders are servants to their people. This was the first lesson, over what it means to lead. You are there to serve and not be served.” Mwamba visits Botswana regularly but is currently growing professionally working in the biggest financial centre in the world. “But my wealth and investments are in Botswana.” While he currently works in London, he intends to further his studies in America, and travel more. “We live in an increasingly globalised world, and international exposure particularly at the highest levels, is something I feel leaders of the future will need to meaningfully engage with this interconnected global village we live in today.” Mwamba is cagey and doesn’t want to divulge much on whether he is rooting for any political position and prefers to keep everyone guessing.

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VACANCY: President of the UDC



Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) President, Advocate Sidney Pilane says Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) does not have a President.

He revealed this week that UDC leader, Advocate Duma Boko was given the leadership of the coalition on a temporary arrangement. Advocate Pilane who was addressing the media this week, following the expulsion of his party from the UDC stated that in the buildup to 2014 general elections it was agreed that Advocate Boko should be presidential candidate for UDC, an arrangement that ended at the time when the UDC lost the 2014 general elections.

“It was decided that Botswana National Front (BNF) should be given the presidency so that Advocate Boko could be our presidential candidate. The late Gomolemo Motswaledi of BMD was to be his running mate. We made this arrangement in preparation to taking over state power.

So, all that has passed, we contested and lost so it is all in the past,” said the BMD leader. He stated that constitutionally, the UDC has no president because the president has to be elected during the UDC elective congress. Advocate Pilane pointed out that UDC according to the Constitution should hold its congress every three (3) years.

He stated that even all the members of UDC National Executive Committee have to be elected at the congress and as it stands, “there is no president or Vice Presidents because they were not voted into those positions.”

Advocate Pilane said instead of building the UDC brand their colleagues at Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and Botswana National Front have resorted to petty issues. He told the media that the leadership of the two parties have taught their members to insult BMD leadership and its members on social media and any other forum.

He had no kind words for the BCP, calling the party a divisive party that thrives on insults and divisive tendencies. He said the BCP leadership had encouraged its foot soldiers to use social media to insult him and members of the BMD.

According to Advocate Pilane, these are some of the things that have made the two parties remain in opposition for far too long without even coming close to toppling the ruling party. He described them as dishonest people who will plunge the country into chaos and that is why Batswana do not want to give them power.

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VIDEO: A Gaborone hotel Prophet caught in the act

Yvonne Mooka



In a matter that closely resembles that of a South African Cabinet Minister, Melusi Gigaba’s masturbating video clip, a visiting Zimbabwean Prophet, Ronald El Melchizedek of Altar of Grace this week denied that he has been sending nudes to church sisters and demanding same from them.

In fact, the ‘man of God’ has earned himself the name, ‘Botswana’s Omotoso’ by girls that allege he has sexually exploited them. Pastor Timothy Omotoso is a Nigerian clergyman accused of sexually exploiting over 30 young girls from his church in South Africa.

“He is an Omotoso and even though they hide it at his church, some of us have received messages from him asking for our nudes. Actually, he has asked for my nudes several times,” says one church sister.

The Midweek Sun has gotten hold of a 34 seconds video clip of the youthful prophet playing with his manhood. Looking like he is in a hotel room, the man stands fully naked in a muted video that, depicts him speaking and teasing the recipient. In a standing position, he starts off by caressing his manhood, giving it a close up and ends up lying on the bed, facing up.

At least three young women say they received the video from the prophet and that he usually asks for nudes from them. One of them actually says he has been pestering her, demanding to have sex with her. “He likes to send me messages of how horny he is for me. But again, he likes asking for nudes from women.

Even married women at his church have fallen victims of his sexual harassment. I left the church because he disgusted me by doing such things yet calling himself a man of God,” she says.

The woman however says that Melchizedek, a Zimbabwean who holds services at Gaborone Hotel when he is in the country, is a man of accurate prophecies. “He moves mightily in the prophetic but he likes harassing church sisters. It is known in his church. He is married but controlled by the spirit of lust,” she says.

The Prophet responds
Melchidezek told The Midweek Sun that he was aware of the video of him doing the rounds through WhatsApp, but was quick to label the whole thing a scam.“Yes we are aware. Those are scammers from Benin who hacked into my wife’s Facebook account and phone and stole our videos and pictures. So they wanted to blackmail us and we refused, that is why they are doing that.

It is just an effort to harm the work of God but God is in control,” he told The Midweek Sun. He would not be drawn into responding to, or even discussing the allegations levelled against him by church sisters, but instead gave this reporter a mobile number of a person he said was his wife.

The said woman confirmed that the video was posted by scammers. “That was done by scammers. We have reported them to Benin police,” she said. She however would not give the name of the police station nor go into further details.

This incident follows on last week’s revelations reported by this publication, where several girls spoke anonymously about pastors, prophets and ‘men of God’who were using them sexually in church. Many were uncomfortable to reveal their names, forcing this paper to also conceal the identies of the accused churches and pastors involved in the dirty acts in the name of God.

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