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MAIN ACT: Motlha will keep the good times flowing


Cresta Maun will toast Independence in style, saying cheers with a first-ever beer festival at its lovely lawns in Matlapana ward, while its sister hotel, Cresta Rileys will mark the day by hosting a traditional cuisine lunch.

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Embracing the BW birthday spirit, the hotels’ General Manager, Seth Mongwaketse says they have slashed standard room prices from P1, 995 to P650 a night.

“We have partnered with Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) and therefore we will be enjoying and celebrating local products,” explained Mongwaketse, adding Brutal Fruit, Black Label and St Louis will all be flowing.

“Local drinks are very popular among tourists. That is what they prefer, a unique taste and they always want to buy bulk so they can carry them back to their countries. So as a country we need to celebrate these products and Independence is the right time to do that because we get to reflect on where we are coming from and what we have achieved since 1966.”

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The fun starts at 12pm, the dress code pairing denim bottoms with a white top.

Available Liquorama in Maun New Mall, single tickets are priced at P250 and come with a six-pack and a braai pack, while a double will set you back P380 and includes a 12-pack plus two braai packs.

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The main artist of the day is Motlha.


Meanwhile, Maun businessman-cum-politician, Reaboka Mbulawa will splash at least P55, 000 in support of ball games and horse racing to be held in Somelo over the holidays.

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Somelo is a small settlement located 85km south east of Maun.

Tshephang Galetilwe, who is managing the games, explained the horse race will start the fun on Saturday while the football games will be played on Sunday.

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“The tournament started earlier and has already been played in all wards in Maun East. Four teams who emerged winners at ward level will play at the semi and final games,” reavealed Galetilwe.

The teams that qualified for the finals include: Somelo Sporting Club, Shapashapa from Disaneng ward in Maun, Ditholo Football Club (F.C) from Makalamabedi and Makawana F.C from Phuduhudu.

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