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  • BDP caucus elects council chairpersons

    The BDP has the highest number of councillors in the district and sub-district councils compared to councillors from opposition parties. As the BDP caucus is binding, all those who win at the party caucus are expected to automatically win elections...

  • Kgosipula faces disciplinary hearing

    This is despite BNF secretary-general Moeti Mohwasa’s earlier pronouncement that the suspension will be lifted on condition that the suspended members apologise. Team Baatlhodi Molatlhegi explained that they have not received any official...

  • Dingake advises warring BNF, BCP

    Opposition parties will not take over a government while divided. Batswana need united opposition parties. I don’t think it will be wise for any party to move out of the UDC. What is very important is for all the two parties to agree to involve a...

  • Youth league congress tests BNF unity

    Mmegi has learnt that this week, a team of elders comprising Patrick Mmolotsi and Howard Sigwele met with teams that support Boko and BNF president contender Baatlhodi Molatlhegi at which the issue of an independent electoral board was raised. The...

  • Trio eyes BDP Women's Wing top seat

    Minister of Finance Peggy Serame, Gosego Mmolawa and Sethu Maano-Gabanakgosi have so far raised their hands to declare their interest in the seat at the helm of the women’s wing in what is expected to be a close contest.Mmolawa believes that she is...

  • Madigele abandons constituency

    Madigele reasoned that the move was necessitated by the fact that he is spending most of the time in Gaborone after 2019 general elections.“It is true I have duly transferred my BDP membership to Gaborone Bonnington South constituency. This is...

  • IEC spends about P3 million on by-elections

    This is the amount the IEC spent on local government elections (polling districts) ever since the ease of COVID-19 restrictions.IEC spokesperson Osupile Maroba told Mmegi in an interview that the cost of each polling district differs from others due...

  • Lobatse mayor toppled

    It has since become very evident that some Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) members are voting out those perceived to be anti-President Mokgweetsi Masisi in key positions. There is a temporary team within the BDP calling itself ‘Sireletsa party,...

  • Do or die for UDC

    The UDC is going to its Palapye meeting already divided with the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) emerging from the leadership forum with a hard stance that it is going to push for an elective congress and that the party will go into opposition...

  • Three unions sign salary increment MoA

    When briefing the media, chief negotiator for government Jimmy Opelo said the negotiations were held in an atmosphere of transparency, mutual respect, and good faith with all the parties keenly interested in arriving at an agreement.“We never...

  • Health minister advocates fight against malaria

    Speaking at the World Malaria commemoration day at Letlhakeng village recently, Dikoloti said sustaining gains will take extra effort until the job is completed to eliminate malaria in the country. He said they have managed to reduce the incidence of...

  • BPP breaks silence on cooperation talks

    He said by July the parties are going for their congresses/conferences to get mandates from members and therefore, party leaders are bound to report to members on the progress regarding the cooperation talks.In an interview with Mmegi this week,...

  • ‘Bucs’ team to respond to BNF CC decisions

    In an interview with Mmegi, spokesperson for the campaign team, Kaboyaone Sedimo said their team has not yet met and he hopes that by Monday, they will issue a statement regarding decisions made by the central committee. “It must be clear that the...

  • BCP’s weekend make or break meet

    Amongst the issues that will be discussed are the attitude of some Members of Parliament who do not want the party to pull out of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). Some MPs have made it clear that they were voted under the UDC ticket,...

  • BNF members plead for Kgosipula pardon

    Former Mogoditshane Member of Parliament, Kgosipula was last month suspended by his constituency for allegedly tarnishing the image of the party. Insiders say the CC agreed that if Kgosipula continues with his misbehaviour then the party president...

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