Battle for F/town mayoral positions in full swing

Francistown City Mayor Godisang Radisigo
Francistown City Mayor Godisang Radisigo

FRANCISTOWN: The battle for the mayoral positions of the City of Francistown (CoF), are in full gear.

While scores of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) councillors have confirmed that they will throw their hats in the ring for the positions of the first and second citizens of “The City of All things Precious”, as Francistown is also called, the current mayor, Godisang Radisigo, and his deputy, Ramolotsana Gaethusi, are still keeping their cards close to their chests.The contest for the coveted mayoral positions will be decided in June.

While the expectations of some people is that the contest for the mayor’s chain would naturally attract hordes of aspirants in the 24-seat CoF council chambers, which consists of 19 and five elected and nominated councillors respectively, only two, Radisigo and Eric Mabengano have set their eyes for the top seat.

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