Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) has appointed Masego Mogwera as acting President following the recent resignation of Andrew Motsamai from the post. In a press briefing on Tuesday, BOPEU Secretary General Topias Marenga announced that Mogwera took over as the acting president as per the constitution of the union. “This makes her the first female president of the union ever,” announced Marenga. This is not the first time Mogwera makes history in the union politics as she was also the first female president of Botswana Federation of Public Sector Union (BOFEPUSU). Motsamai became president of the then Botswana Civil Service Association (BCSA) in 2006 which was later transformed into BOPEU in 2007 and was re-elected as president in 2009, 2012 and 2015 and ultimately resigned to take up position as executive chairman of Babereki Investments.