BPF starts slow

Ex-BDP members throwing away their membership cards PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Ex-BDP members throwing away their membership cards PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

About a month ago, when former president Ian Khama announced that he was quitting the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), a party founded by his father, there was euphoria in Serowe followed by promises from the masses that had thronged the tribal meeting that Bangwato will decamp in large numbers to join the new-kid-on-the-political-block, Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF).  In this article, Mmegi Staff Writer RYDER GABATHUSE makes observations that contrary to earlier promises that the new party will hit the ground running and tear the BDP apart, the BPF has generally been off to a slow start

FRANCISTOWN: It’s a given that things have not been rosy for the convener of the BPF, legislator Biggie Butale and other interim leaders of the new political organisation.

Reports show that even for the registration process, the Registrar of Societies had thrown the convener and other leaders of the new party from pillar to post for them to fulfil certain pre-requisites.

Editor's Comment
Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

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...

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