Minister of Communications, Science and Technology, Ms Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi has backed down with her controversial Media Practitioners Bill which would have seen Botswana's freedom of expression severely eroded. She told Parliament that she needed to go back to the media stakeholders to consult with them. Pressure from the media, other MP's , especially Botsalo Ntuane, and from civil society showed her that she was standing on shaky ground.
Kudos must go out to all patriotic Batswana who fought for our rights enshrined in the Constitution. Now it is up to those same people to ensure that the Minister hears our points this time around and takes the appropriate bill to Parliament.
1- democracy 0- state abuse
Now can we get to work on the MP's declaring their very secretive assets??