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A Mosarwa seer who can shame Televangelists

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One would never think that Big Size, a Mosarwa diviner residing in Nata, is capable of shaming most Televangelists that are amassing millions at the expense of poor Christians.

Whilst thousands of Batswana are flocking to South Africa and pay a whooping P7000 to see Prophet Sherperd Bushiri, Big Size receives his own flock of troubled souls and he can prophesy and heal miraculously at no cost at all. Basarwa have always been renowned for being good at foretelling the future without any hassle as well as for their deep knowledge of various herbs and other plants as well as their health benefits. The Midweek Sun’s visit to Nata occasioned a short encounter with this knowledgeable man who only introduced himself as Big Size.

That’s all about his identity he was willing to share. He can neither read nor write. Even his Setswana is difficult to make out as it is more influenced by his mother tongue Sesarwa.

Seated on the banks of Nata river where he had gone to fish for cat fish, the old seer started by identifying this reporter spiritually to the extent of drawing him a plan of where he resides, including the streams and trees next to his place. As if that was not enough, he even revealed, looking at the reporter’s palms, that he was going to meet an old friend in Nata village who would give him the best treat and trip back to Francistown without any hassles and money spent, a prophecy which came to pass on Sunday when the encounter with an old friend happened on transit to Francistown.

Big Size who is a Mosarwa by birth reveals that in their tradition, there are those who are chosen by God to be spiritual ears and eyes of the tribe as well as healers for all those who would need such.

He explains that his ability to see into the future is an inborn art that he inherited from his forefathers who have advised him not to be blinded by money whilst performing the spiritual task. Unlike other Tswana traditional healers who use cowrie shells and bones complimented by beads of various colours, Big Size does not possess such, for he says that the power of their healing is normally in the hands and of course some few natural herbs they are accustomed to.

For having proved that he can foretell the future and the past and one’s general geographical location without any GPRS or hidden cameras, the seer demands a P2 coin. When a P20 note is offered instead, he refuses to accept it saying that he only needs two pula, but advised that the note be given to his companion for his own use. During this short encounter, the seer had showcased some various traditional herbs which he says have been used to save mankind for some time.

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BMC secures beef market in Seychelles

Dikarabo Ramadubu

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Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) will soon start to sell its beef to the Island of Seychelles. Not only will they sell frozen raw meat, but will also send corned beef for trial in the Island.

All this is thanks to last week’s visit by President Mokgweetsi Masisi who included in his delegation executive management of the BMC, led by Chief Executive Officer, Dr Akolang Tombale.
The agreement signed between BMC and two leading Seychelles companies, will see BMC exporting at least 48 tonnes of raw beef to the island possibly from October. The names of the two companies that BMC signed an agreement with are Seychelles Trading Company which is a quasi-government organisation, and Rosebelle Company which is privately owned.

Although both have agreed to trade with each other, BMC cannot start immediately, as they have to wait for the green light from Seychelles companies who still have to apply for import permits in accordance with the law of their republic.

Speaking to The Midweek Sun, Tombale expressed gratitude that they managed to get good business in Seychelles through the assistance of President Masisi. “We are ready to export any time from now. As you know Seychelles is an island surrounded by mountains and cannot produce much if not anything. “They therefore depend much on imports even from as far as Brazil and Europe. Their economy is driven by tourism and they do not differ much with the European market in terms of the demand for beef as most tourists come from Europe and United States.”

Dr. Tombale said they agreed with the two companies that since “we are not sure about the logistics we will start by selling 24tonnes to each company per month, meaning we will be supplying the Island with a total of 48 tonnes per month. The idea is to start small and grow bigger as the people get used to our beef.” BMC has also negotiated to sell small stock meat to Seychelles and successfully negotiated for local chicken farmers to start selling their range chicken to Seychelles as well.

According to Tombale, he negotiated the deal after being approached by local chicken farmers amongst them Kgosi Mosadi Seboko of Balete, who requested that “we should try to find a market for chicken farmers as we go around the world searching for the beef market.” Tombale revealed that for a start both range chickens and small stock will not be supplied in tonnes or large quantities as they will be sold on a trial basis.

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G-west community reunion-walk a resounding success

Keletso Thobega

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Multitudes turned up for the Mosengwaketsi community walk and braai session this past Saturday in Gaborone West. The walk was held in the morning and was preceded by football games and a braai session that went on until late in the evening.

According to the event director Tshenolo Palai, the aim of the community day event was to revive community spirit and address crime and social ills. “The Mosengwaketsi community reunion will be held not only to create a platform to build unity but also address the social ill of passion killings,” he said.

Palai said that they had also invited health stakeholders for a wellness segment because they had realised that there are many health related conditions that affect the quality of people’s lives hence they had joined forces with religious organisations, the business community, neighbourhood outreach policing and other stakeholders in the area to encourage a culture of unity and create dialogue between all the parties.

He noted that they had wanted to create a relaxed environment conducive for different people to engage and strengthen their networks. He said they were also concerned with the high rate of crimes of passion in Botswana and also wanted to create a platform for both men and women to open up on issues that affect them because most people tend to be more relaxed in a social setting.

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