Balopi scores own goal, BDP divided - analyst

Balopi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Balopi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

While the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and the opposition collective are in full gear campaigning for the Bophirima ward by-election in the Gaborone Bonnington South constituency ahead of the crunch 2024 general election, a political analyst at the University of Botswana (UB) fears that the BDP secretary-general (SG) Mpho Balopi has scored an own goal by asking the presidential affairs ministry whether it is aware that several electoral pledges of the ruling party never make it into national development plans of the country and other related questions. Mmegi Correspondent LEBOGANG MOSIKARE writes

FRANCISTOWN: Some analysts are also of the view that there is also a cold war between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and Balopi, which the latter has denied.

Pundits also hold the view that the bickering between Masisi and Balopi may have led Balopi to resign as the Minister of Employment, Labour, Productivity and Skills Development. Balopi has nonetheless remained as the SG of the BDP and Gaborone North MP.

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