Khama Should Save The BDP Ship

The just-ended Botswana Democratic Party National Council in Gaborone painted a nasty picture of a party that tears itself apart during by-elections.

 According to the findings of an investigation instituted by President Ian Khama in the aftermath of losing three wards in Block 8, Tswapong and Mmathete, all fingers pointed to the BDP members as the ones who stabbed the party in the back by literally sleeping with the enemy.  How revealing!

But this is funny indeed.  For how does any investigation manage to find out who voted for whom during a secret ballot at the polls?  It is tantamount to witch-hunting in which anyone suspected is condemned and stoned to death as the witch.  The BDP problems surely must be lying somewhere else.  It is also comical that this BDP investigation has unearthed a certain plot by the opposition in which members of the opposition partake in BDP's famous primary elections, specifically to have a say in the outcome of the primaries so that the weaker one wins, all to the advantage of the opposition, come the general election or by-election.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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