Botswana president Eric Mokgweetsi Masisi on Saturday gave social media users what he called a peep into “Mokgweetsi the farmer’s life.”
The president shared photos of himself on his farm where he rears animals – specifically sheep and cattle. In casual clothing and adhering to COVID-19 guidelines, masked Masisi also wore a cowboy hat as he toured his farm.
“To many, I am the President of Botswana. But before I am President, I am a son to my mother, Mma Tshelang.
I am a husband to Neo, a father to Atsile, a nephew, a brother and an uncle. All these titles come with responsibilities which I perform with pleasure,” he captioned a set of photos.
“I am also an ardent farmer and this weekend I want to give you a peep into Mokgweetsi the farmer’s life,” he captioned another set.
He shared a “video clip of his dependable farm manager”:https://twitter.com/OfficialMasisi/status/1261690031095324672 who he described as an expert in breeding goats.
Masisi joins a number of African leaders who have publicly spoken about their love for farming.Amongst them are:
Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari – cattle and crop farmer
Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni – a cattle farmer
Namibia’s Hage Geingob – a crop farmer
Ex-Tanzania president Jakaya Kikwete – crop farmer
Ex-Botswana president Ian Khama – cattle farmer