The value of presidential debate

Boko, Butale, Masisi and Gaolatlhe. PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Boko, Butale, Masisi and Gaolatlhe. PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

On Wednesday night Batswana witnessed the first televised presidential debate in the history of the republic.

The president of the Botswana Democratic Party, Mokgweetsi Masisi, Umbrella for Democratic Change president, Duma Boko, Alliance for Progressives leader, Ndaba Gaolathe, and Biggie Butale of the Botswana Patriotic Front, locked horns on the big stage as they sought to persuade Batswana to vote for them.

The two debates that were held in the past, the one during the 2014 election cycle, and the one last week, were between leaders of the opposition without that of the ruling party.

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