BCP F/town primaries low-key affair

Mamela has contested the BCP primaries on several occasions
Mamela has contested the BCP primaries on several occasions

FRANCISTOWN: Botswana Congress Party (BCP) parliamentary primaries in Francistown would likely be characterised by less action, Mmegi has learnt.

The country’s second city is one of the areas where the BCP enjoys a strong presence, but unlike in the past the buildup to the primaries has been met with less enthusiasm.

The party recently issued a notice for primary election hopefuls to submit their applications. The call for applications will close at the end of August. Additionally, the BCP has set September 23-24 and October 7-8 as dates for its primary elections which will be used to decide candidates for the 2024 General Election. However, Mmegi has established that it is highly likely there would be no primaries for parliamentary positions due to lack of interest by BCP members. Francistown boasts three constituencies.

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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