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Masisi's nepotism at OP

SHARE   |   Thursday, 09 August 2018   |   By Dumelang Saleshando
Masisi's nepotism at OP

President Masisi appoints his brother to a top government position??? Anyone reading this will say, NOT TRUE, Fake News. When I read a piece authored by Richard Moleofe, the Sunday Standard Guest Columnist, I decided to wait for the government rebuttal. Its now 4 days later and there is no rebuttal, meaning that one of the first decisions President Masisi took in April was to employ his brother to the position of Security Chief in the office of the President.

The point that Richard painfully sought to make, was that in employing retired Brigadier Thulaganyo Masisi, the President should not be accused of nepotism. Nepotism is defined as a practice among those with power or influence of favouring relatives especially by giving them jobs. What Masisi did is a pure act of nepotism, contrary to the feeble defence by Richard who claims that Masisi needs his Big Brother to feel safe. Was the job advertised and did Brigadier Masisi go through an interview? Certainly not, as he is said to have assumed duty just after his brother was sworn into the high office. It cannot therefore be argued that he was the best man for the job, he was just the closest relative to the president available for the job.

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I hope the nation is reading the early warning signs about Masisi way of thinking. We saw the same signs with Khama when he focused on awarding positions to his military friends. Today, Khama does not understand why he cannot be allowed to continue with the practice and employ Kgosi as his Private Secretary. What will we say to Masisi on his retirement when he wants to appoint his daughter, Atsile Masisi, to be his Private Secretary? Food for thought...

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