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Pressure for President Masisi to resign

His Excellency the President Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi is subject to a vote of no confidence from the public. Of recent, there has been calls for President and his government to leave office. Recently a local rapper, Ozi F Teddy released a diss track throwing tantrums at the government. Since the past few days a petition has been circulating online calling for the President to call it quits. Today a local Pastor, Thuso Tiego, in a live Facebook video ragefully called on the President and his cabinet to resign within seven (7) days.

On the petition that currently is circulating, the President is accused of failing to deliver on his 2019 general elections promises. The issues mentioned are; corruption and nepotism, comprehensive constitutional review, inclusive government, empowerment of SMMEs, Knowledge based economy, education and training, attraction of investors, free media, growth of the private sector, quality healthcare, land tenure issues, working conditions, social development, service delivery, and employment creation. President Masisi is accused of failing to address all these though he promised to.

“We humbly request President Masisi to step down so that we usher  in more capable leaders, who will destroy corruption and nepotism,who will ensure that all state technical posts are merited and the awarding of public tenders is clean and transparent. In the current regime we have seen how individuals are handpicked from the comfort of their homes and offices, some from retirement, some are not even qualified or more qualified. It is therefore na├»ve and counterintuitive to appoint persons to positions based on political party affiliation and relations.” the petition requests.

Meanwhile, in his rageful live Facebook video, Pastor Thuso Tiego accused the government and cabinet of corruption and nepotism. The Pastor is giving President Masisi and his cabinet only seven (7) days to resign or else he will ”singlehandedly force them to resign”.

Among the issues Pastor Tiego decried is corruption, lack of respect for the rule of law by senior government officials, failure to create employment for the youth and the nation at large, stagnant and low salaries against ever increasing commodity prices, and suspension of some events and occasions by the government.

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