Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

Opposition leaders in the recent past came on strong, making promises that they are going to unseat the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.

The promise made by the coalition to its supporters and the nation at large was that through a united opposition, they would be able to unseat the ruling party, which through their campaigns and contributions in Parliament have labelled the administration as a corrupt government. The coalition at some point in time gained momentum and the Promised Land seemed near, but then major fights erupted within the UDC, trickling down to individual political parties. Leaders of opposition parties started attacking one another and, of course, supporters joined in hurling insults at one another.

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