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Seven Francistown councillors bite the dust

FRANCISTOWN: Seven councillors in all three Francistown constituencies were defeated in the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) primary elections over the weekend.
By Staff Writer Tue 30 Jun 2015, 01:10 am (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Seven Francistown councillors bite the dust








Botswana's second city has 22 councillors, including three specially nominated.
Major upsets were registered in trouble-torn Francistown West where serving councillors Esther Mokgosi, Wilfred Masima and Ace Ntheetsang lost on Saturday. In Botsalano Ward, Mokgosi was trounced by former Deputy Mayor Angelina Sengalo. In Monarch East, the youthful newcomer Raoboy Mpuang walloped Masima and one Otto Masogo. The former Botswana Peoples Party (BPP) Secretary General Cornelius Gopolang defeated Ntheetsang in Kanana Ward.

Ntheetsang was on the campaign team of the winner of the Francistown West parliament contestant Tshelang Walter Masisi, who trounced Peter Ngoma and Sylvia Muzila for the seat. Gopolang and Masima were Ngoma's allies while Mokgosi was with Muzila.

In another race, former mayor Ignatius Moswaane narrowly defeated nominated councillor Baboni Mosalagae by one vote. Campaigning under Ngoma's ticket, Moswaane got 155 votes

against Mosalagae's 154.

Mosalagae was on Masisi's team. She is understood to be unhappy with the outcome and is expected to file a protest.

In Francistown East, former deputy Mayor Rebecca Nshakazhogwe was beaten by former constituency administrator Anthony Chebani in the Central Ward. Another casualty was Golelwang Mogomela, who lost his former stronghold at Government Camp to newcomer Badubi Lekang. It is said the two councillors went into the elections without the blessing of MP Phandu Skelemani.

Another trouble-infested constituency, Francistown South, saw the fall of two councillors Philip Butale and Kealebetse Ntseane for Somerset Extension and Philip Matante East constituency respectively.

Meshack Matsheka humiliated Butale, Joe Gunda and Edward Phaladze. Shadrack Nyeku ousted Ntseane for the ward. Matsheka and Nyeku are Wynter Molotsi loyalists. The losers were MP Khumongwana Maoto's sympathizers.



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