Amour Of Facts Against Grist For Propaganda

As the date for general elections approaches, politicians find themselves walking on eggshells, with those who have skeletons in the closet, fighting hard to ensure that their secrets do not come out into the light.

Exposés are becoming the order of the day, and while some are merely propaganda geared towards discrediting opponents, these revelations have power to influence and sway votes.

Previous elections have always been so predictable that anyone with interest in politics knew that Botswana Democratic Party would win the polls, with the only uncertainty being just how many seats the opposition would be able to garner. This time around the political landscape has changed, politicians and activists across the political divide have taken a different approach, and the back and forth bickering has left voters unsure of whom to trust.

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