BDP's 'holy cow' moment!

TK has joined his brother at BPF. PIC: KOKETSO KGOBOGE
TK has joined his brother at BPF. PIC: KOKETSO KGOBOGE

Tshekedi Khama's departure from the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) isn't a significant moment in isolation. It is one of a series of moments for Botswana, the Serowe consensus, his constituents in Serowe, the party he’s leaving and the party he's dumping the BDP for.

All in all, the Khama’s departure from a political party their father Sir Seretse Khama co-founded is a self-introspective moment for the country on legacy and establishment politics. It also casts Serowe into a spotlight that will force generations now and in future to rethink their politics.

The BDP name and brand has been associated with the Khama name for more than 50 years. Sir Seretse Khama’s exit from Bogosi into politics became a repetitive path when his sons Ian and TK followed the same path. The Khamas’ strong association with the BDP was a healthy one when Ian Khama was at the helm of politics and governance, serving as Vice President and subsequently President. Tshekedi Khama has also served as Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister.

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