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  • BPF MPs, cllrs divided over staying under Umbrella

    The duo intends to present their case to the NEC and the party president this week, citing pressure from their constituents, The Monitor has learnt.They have expressed apprehension that leaving the coalition could harm the BPF’s prospects in the...

  • BPF coalition revocation receives backlash

    Over the weekend, Reatile made an announcement that they are going to contest the upcoming general eletions using the BPF symbol and that in other areas, they will compete with the UDC under a proposed pact model.The BPF prefers a pact model while...

  • Clock ticks for Bulela Ditswe

    This could lead to a chaotic campaign season with candidates rushing to prepare with little time ahead for protests should the primaries outcomes leave a trail of contentions in their wake. Mmegi has learnt that the ruling party’s central committee...

  • BPF withdraws from coalition, proposes PACT model

    This decision was made by the party’s leadership, who are concerned that the current coalition arrangement is not working as intended. Some of the UDC affiliates include the Alliance for Progressives (AP), Botswana People’s Party (BPP), and...

  • BPF to strategically deploy independent candidates

    The party leadership reckons they could outperform their partners in those areas and anticipates members returning after elections if they win. According to a source, some members see this plan as preferable to completely leaving the Umbrella...

  • BPF NEC puzzled by Reatile's UDC decision

    Speaking at a press briefing on Sunday, he said the BPF will be using its own symbol in the 2024 General Election. Reatile said he was using BPF constitution clause article 20.6.4, which gives him the power to take certain decisions in the interest...

  • Fresh UDC tensions stoke familiar fires

    The two parties are now embroiled in a conflict over who should be the UDC's face in the upcoming general election.This issue has been a recurring theme within the UDC, as the coalition has struggled to maintain unity.The current conflict has the...

  • BDP tightens screws on primaries’ full vetting

    The process includes checking for active membership, criminal records, and other requirements. Mmegi has learnt that all applications for those who want to contest for party primary elections have reached Tsholetsa office and are already being sorted...

  • Heads of Missions strategise to propel Botswana to high income

    They also discussed ways and means in which these opportunities can be brought home to an ordinary Motswana.The theme of the Conference was: “Advancing Botswana towards a high-income, inclusive and knowledge-based economy through strategic global...

  • BDP in bare knuckled fights ahead of primaries

    Tebogo Boalotswe and Judge Sango will battle it out for the North West region chairperson's position on April 6, 2024. In the ongoing fight, some are even using the names of party leaders to lure members to vote for them. To make matters worse,...

  • Branch committees have no vetting powers – Kario

    He made the clarification ahead of the party’s primary elections which are expected to be held by the end of April or early May. Kario told Mmegi on Thursday that the party’s Central Committee (CC) makes the final decision, not the branch...

  • BNF members want to re-open allocation talks

    Despite having been addressed, the members want the constituency committee allocation decision be reversed. The BNF, the Botswana People’s Party (BPP), the Alliance for Progressives (AP) and the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) are affiliates of the...

  • No audacious quest to challenge Masisi for BDP presidency

    Although it is still early with various regions having not held their committees' elections, so far, three regional committees have voiced their support for Masisi. Masisi got the shock of his life barely a year into his presidency in 2019 when...

  • Local Government PS escapes jail

    Justice Matlhogonolo Phuthego ordered that the arrest and imprisonment of the minister shall be held in abeyance pending the decision of the Court of Appeal. “The application in respective of the application by Mogapi is fixed for status hearing on...

  • Letlhakeng branch committee wants Kablay to be vetted out

    The committee cited Kablay’s lack of visibility in the constituency and his residency in Molepolole as reasons for their recommendations. This came as a surprise for Kablay, who is currently the chief whip for the party in Parliament. “I have...

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