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DUMB book speaks stanchly on embracing failures

Though the book is titled, ‘DUMB,’ it is a book meant to inspire a Dreamer who is Unstoppable, Motivated and Bold hence the acronym d.u.m.b. The book, written by motivational speaker, Boikhutso Pilane will be launched on 20th of October 2018 at Oasis Motel, Pool area.

Pilane explained to WeekendLife that the book is a tool for daily inspiration, purpose living and enlightment. “Dumb is a name that we usually get for chasing a dream that people do not see and do not understand. People who have failed in different aspect of life be it school, marriage, businesses but are not giving up,” he said. He added that the book is for people who want to do more and also seek to empower people in the office space that life in more than just a pay cheque.

“We embrace the fact that people call us dumb for all the right reasons,” he said. He said that people carry the dream hence the need for everyone to embrace their failures by rising up again. “The book will help a lot of people as there is a testimony about my life in it. I have failed twice and I did not learn a lesson. Instead I resorted to drugs, parties. I failed at University of Botswana where I spent two years in the streets doing nothing,” he said.

Pilane explained that during this phase is his life that is when he met God who then introduced him to a life of purpose. “God took me through a character building phase, where God taught me character, humility and perseverance. I worked as a bricklayer and through that time God was building my character,” he explained.

From dropping out of school twice, then to the streets, and working as a bricklayer, Pilane is currently owning his own marketing company and going around the world to preach a positive message amongst young people, Prisons, companies, facilitates book camps and going around schools. “All this speaking led to the book. The feedback is amazing and has always kept me going because there is power in preaching a message of conviction,” he said.

The reality of unemployment in Botswana have been hitting hard amongst young people. Leaving a lot of them committing suicide, selling drugs as a way of surviving. However, Pilane said taking a step closer to God will help eliminate issues that exterminates young people.
“From my depression was taking a step towards God. God is love. He is the only person who can listen to you without judging you. He is patient with our failures. Taking a step towards him will help you to have someone to talk to on daily basis. Confession to God liberates,” he explained.

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BDP decides Balopi’s fate

22nd November 2021
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The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Central Committee (CC) meeting, chaired by President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi late last month, resolved that the party’s next Secretary-General (SG) should be a full-time employee based at Tsholetsa House and not active in politics.

The resolution by the CC, which Masisi proposed, is viewed as a ploy to deflate the incumbent, Mpho Balopi’s political ambitions and send him into political obscurity. The two have not been on good terms since the 2019 elections, and the fallout has been widening despite attempts to reconcile them. In essence, the BDP says that Balopi, who is currently a Member of Parliament, Minister of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development, and a businessman, is overwhelmed by the role.

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BDF-Namibians shootings autopsy report revealed

22nd November 2021
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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF)-Namibians fatal shooting tragedy Inquest has revealed through autopsy report that the BDF carried over 800 bullets for the mission, 32 of which were discharged towards the targets, and 19 of which hit the targets.

This would mean that 13 bullets missed the targets-in what would be a 60 percent precision rate for the BDF operation target shooting. The Autopsy report shows that Martin Nchindo was shot with five (4) bullets, Ernst Nchindo five (5) bullets, Tommy Nchindo five (5) bullets and Sinvula Munyeme five (5) bullets. From the seven (7) BDF soldiers that left the BDF camp in two boats, four (4) fired the shots that killed the Namibians.

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Gov’t confused over Moitoi’s UN job application

22nd November 2021
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The former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi’s decision to apply for the positions of United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and their deputies (DSRSG), has left the government confused over whether to lend her support or not, WeekendPost has established.

Moitoi’s application follows the Secretary-General’s launch of the third edition of the Global Call for Heads and Deputy Heads of United Nations Field Missions, which aims to expand the pool of candidates for the positions of SRSG) and their deputies to advance gender parity and geographical diversity at the most senior leadership level in the field. These mission leadership positions are graded at the Under-Secretary-General and Assistant Secretary-General levels.

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