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  • BNF postpones elective congress again

    The party’s central committee took a decision to postpone the congress at its weekend meeting. This is because most of the party structures’ mandates have elapsed while some do not exist at all. The postponement will also help those who want to...

  • Balopi refuses to step down

    It’s almost four weeks now since Balopi was allegedly asked to resign.Mmegi has learnt that all is not well between the two that recently, Vice President and party chairperson, Slumber Tsogwane and a duo of party elders had reportedly met with...

  • Bathusi Concedes Defeat

    Bathusi says she is happy with the numbers she got and it really shows that women can make it since men are not used to contesting with women for certain positions, especially high ones. For her, the result shows that slowly members are starting to...

  • BCP Warns Members Against Dirty Politics

    Speaking during the BCP elective conference over the weekend, Rapelana said elections within the party are not supposed to be treated as if a member is contesting with an opponent from another party. “We could have learnt a lot from what happened...

  • Rantuana, Makhura lock horns

    His counterpart, former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ramotswa Samuel Rantuana will be vying for the position on a message of reviving party membership and activism. Makhura and Rantuana are contesting for the position of chairperson for the party as...

  • No End In Sight For Mokgethi's Troubles

    The aggrieved granddaughter of the late Abdulah Joseph has instituted a forensic audit on the estate Mokgethi handled. The court order had given her 30 days to account or answer to what happened to Joseph’s multimillion pula estate.The 30 working...

  • Masisi cracks the whip

    The councillors are Collen Mochotlhi, Slumber Mokgosi, Seilatsatsi Kgokong and Molemisi Motsewabathata.They are alleged to have committed the following offences against the rules and the general code of conduct of the BDP: “Behaving in a grossly...

  • Botswana Red Cross Society president resigns

    Gaseitsewe resigned from his position on September 20, 2021. The Gaborone High Court recently interdicted the Society from holding its elections for president and two vice presidents. This was after president and vice president hopefuls, Maipelo...

  • BPF goes digital

    The BPF secretary-general, Tshekedi Khama said communication is demographic and as such, they will be able to reach their members through WhatsApp and Facebook. “One of the reasons why we have launched this digital platform is for us to stop...

  • Political Parties Ready Up For By-Elections

    The country has 11 vacant council seats that could have long been filled but were not due to the restrictive protocols induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of the council seats have been vacant for more than three months, which state of...

  • Convenors divide opposition parties

    On the other hand, others believe that the convenors will ensure that talks go smoothly without any bias. Some opposition parties that will engage in talks include UDC, Alliance for Progressives (AP) and Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF). Other parties,...

  • New election date irks some BCP members

    The concerned members believe that the party took the decision to postpone and reschedule the conference without their consent which is an inconvenience for them. The members, who are aspiring for different party positions, also believe that the new...

  • MPs call for more constituencies

    The 2011 census counted a total population of 2,024,787, which was a 20.5% increase from the 2001 one.Some members say there is a need to increase the number of constituencies in order for service delivery to be improved. On the other hand, they...

  • ‘I will not challenge Masisi’

    The party did not hold its elective congress, which is supposed to be held after every two years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, there have been rumours that Balopi will challenge Masisi at the coming elections during the party national...

  • Balopi weighing options to defend SG position

    Already, businessman Lesang Magang has indicated that he will contest the seat and has a blessing from some of the party leaders. On the other hand, Balopi said it is up to the members to evaluate if they still need him or not.The BDP last held its...

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