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HEEDED ADVICE: Anthony Morima has welcomed Masisi’s decision to sack Kgosi Source:The Midweek Sun

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By Peter Madiya - Reporter


The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has been praised by a local political analyst Anthony Morima following the recent sacking of the Director General (DG) of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) Colonel Isaac Kgosi in a surprise move which caught the spy boss off guard. Speaking to The Midweek Sun before Mokgweetsi Masisi’s ascension to the throne in a front page story titled, “MASISI MUST DUMP KGOSI” the analyst had said that for Masisi to gain back the confidence of Batswana he must set his own tone and drop the spy boss and other security oversight institutions and find his own suitable replacement to set a different tone altogether from his predecessor Ian Khama. Following Kgosi’s fall, Morima has praised the ruling BDP leader Masisi for taking the weakened ruling party on a positive trajectory albeit in a very short space of time.

Morima explained that Masisi’s positive efforts to redeem BDP’s dwindling fortunes started the very first day he reshuffled his cabinet as he dropped all ministers who were allegedly fingered in the P326 million National Petroleum Fund (NPF) looting scandal. He said this brought high hopes, but to sack the DIS boss was like an early Christmas present even for many people who had lost hope in the party due to its alleged closeness to the spy agency which was reportedly terrorising citizens and foreigners alike. He continued that the return of key figures like Kentse Rrammidi and many others who are yet to follow is a clear sign that the party is becoming fashionable whilst on the other hand the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Party (UDC) is still embroiled in internal confrontations. “To show that the president is still to go out there to prove that he is a real Motswana, he attended a wedding over the weekend where he gave a speech that will win him votes. As if that was not enough, his recent stance of turning back late cabinet ministers for a meeting will also go a long way in making it easy for the BDP to retain most of the constituencies in 2019,” Morima concluded.




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