Troubled entrepreneur, Bakang Seretse has lost his multi-million pula assets and P82m to the state after the Gaborone High Court ruled that the properties were proceeds of crime.
The reality of BDP politics is that, if Balopi could be purged, he will not be the first party secretary-general to be chucked out. He will probably be the sixth secretary-general to be smartly pushed out. Sometimes the BDP can be very ruthless if the powers that be feel strongly that someone has overstayed his/her usefulness.
Failure by the State and Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) President, Mokgweetsi Masisi to consult the secretary-general (SG) of the party on a number of issues may escalate tensions within the political movement.
Nightclubs will reopen from October 1, as other trading restrictions on businesses are lifted due to the end of the State of Emergency (SOE), Investment, Trade and Industry minister, Mmusi Kgafela has said.
FRANCISTOWN: The trial dates of former Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) branch operative, who is currently on suspension following allegations he defiled his stepdaughter in July, will be set on November 1, 2021.
In less than a year, Mothusi Cooper has moved from a lucrative deal in Zambia to being clubless. The talented Zebras’ central midfielder had, in January made the rarely trodden journey up north to join the Zambia Super League.
When he died in 1980, Sir Seretse Khama bequeathed a closely knit and water tight party. Factions were either unknown or not clearly visible. The serene and almost ideal political environment the party enjoyed at the time perhaps had to do with the universal respect and loyalty that the late president commanded from all the four corners of the country.
Former president Ian Khama and his anointed successor President Mokgweetsi Masisi have been more than colleagues but real brothers in arms. What even brought them much closer was a common history of being scions of Botswana’s founding leaders.