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BDP councillor to be buried this weekend

TSAONE BASIMANEBOTLHE
The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) councillor for Ralekgetho ward in Moshupa/Manyana constituency Gofentseone Rakala will be buried on Saturday.

The councillor died this week after a short illness.

Rakala has been a dedicated long serving member of the BDP. His memorial service would be held today at Moshupa sub-council. He will be buried at his home village of Moshupa.

During the 2014 general elections, Rakala won the seat with 291 against the Botswana Congress Party

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(BCP) and Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) candidates who got 270 and 218 votes respectively.

Political parties are now bracing for a testing by-election in one of the poorest areas in constituency of the president-in-waiting, Mokgweetsi Masisi.

According to the Local Government Act, a bye-election is supposed to be held within three months.



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