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Ryder Gabathuse
  • Tsogwane: The prime winner

    The VP’s lobby group has performed with aplomb by thumping the opposite lobby group headed by former Cabinet minister, Nonofo Molefhi to a complete whitewash.This is despite political commentators doubting Tsogwane’s prowess in contesting elected...

  • Battle for BDP soul hots up

    It will be interesting to appreciate what could have motivated Molefhi’s sudden return to contest the BDP positions. He has been conspicuously absent from party activities.The towering politician is surely exercising his party's constitutional...

  • How UDC won Moselewapula by-election

    Justin Hunyepa is the Botswana National Front (BNF) spokesperson and he hails the BNF’s coalition partnership with the Botswana Peoples Party (BPP) and later the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) as a winning formula. He challenges anyone to dismiss...

  • Ramogapi plays it safe

    Many factors have apparently been conniving against the UDC’s outspoken legislator. For a long time, Ramogapi has been a loner in the wider Palapye constituency now with an estimated population of about 53,000.From the 2019 General Elections, the...

  • Mohwasa 'bounces back' by prerogative power

    The trio of Mohwasa, Happy Bashe from the north, and Naledi Akambakamba reportedly joins the BNF leadership elected in July in Gaborone that is expected to take the party to the 2024 General Election.The BNF constitution mandates that after an...

  • Boko pockets bragging rights

    Like or hate him, UDC president Boko has been the busiest and consistent politician in the country lately, taking every moment seriously.He has been preaching a message of hope to all and sundry that the UDC project can benefit Batswana away from the...

  • BDP pays the price

    On the surface, the ruling party seems more united than ever, but the results of the recent 14 council by-elections held since post 2019 general election tell a story of a party diametrically in disarray and on a free fall.Well resourced as the BDP...

  • The intricacies of coalition politics

    Watching from the social media platforms as articulated by one political commentator, “is a poisonous political diatribe and avalanche of bitter exchanges”.There is literally war in the opposition bloc, a development that has already left the...

  • 'Botswana has not fully promoted the rule of law'

    Mmegi: In your honest view, in so far as the rule of law is concerned, how would you describe the state of affairs under the presidency of Mokgweetsi Masisi?Mfundisi: The present government under President Masisi, like its predecessors, has not fully...

  • BDP’s ‘fading’ factionalism

    In the past, bitter factionalism was so embedded in the party such that it was almost part and parcel of the BDP landscape.But, it was the fortunes of the party that were hardest hit as they continued to dwindle to all time lows in the...

  • Ramifications of Saleshando, Kekgonegile suspension

    Reports suggest that Boko and Saleshando have not been on talking terms for the longest time. These are the men who ahead of the 2019 General Election, walked side-by-side.The opposition strongmen’s supporters have been throwing barbed wires at...

  • Where are the proverbial beans?

    Mmegi: The public is waiting with bated breath for our Head of State to explain in detail the source of differences between him (President Masisi) and his predecessor, former president Ian Khama. Can the President please give a hint of what could...

  • Boko sitting on powder keg

    Emerging from a weekend of political events in Palapye where Boko asserted himself as the UDC president and slapped his deputy Dumelang Saleshando who is also BCP president and secretary-general, Goretetse Kekgonegile with suspension for their...

  • BCP remains resolute

    The story of the mood inside the BCP as told by its information and publicity secretary, Mpho Pheko is that the party is focused on its political business, as the road to the 2024 general election is slowly getting clearer.The rank and file is...

  • ‘We have noticed delinquency, indiscipline in the BCP’ - Pheko

    There has been hullaballoo in the BCP after the party leadership raised red flags that the leadership of the UDC under president Duma Boko is characterised by unilateralism and disquieting issues of poor governance was not what the doctor had...

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