Analysts Write BMD Obituary


After the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) lost its bid to remain under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), political analysts are already working on the party's graveside eulogy. The commentators opine that this detrimental loss will only impact the party negatively, writes The Monitor’s Tsaone Basimanebotlhe

The BMD last week lost a case, in which it wanted the UDC to be barred from using its symbol. 

Adding salt to injury by not reinstating BMD into the political bloc, the party’s wish to have Botswana Congress Party delegitimised, as a UDC member by the courts did not come true.

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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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