BCP clinches Mochudi

Thapelo Mosothwane Pic Kabo Mpaetona
Thapelo Mosothwane Pic Kabo Mpaetona

The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) made history on Saturday night when it won Bokone ward in the Mochudi West constituency for the first time.

The BCP’s Thapelo Mosothwane was voted by 453, followed by the BDP’s Lesego Matlapeng with 404 votes. The UDC trailed behind with 271 votes. Nine ballot papers were rejected in the by election that lacked hype just like the three council  by elections earlier this year.

The seat fell vacant earlier this year after the resignation of opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) ward councillor Titus Kebuileng. He resigned following an ultimatum from the University of Botswana who are his employers. Kebuileng was forced to choose either his job or political career and eventually chose to continue working at UB.

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