BCP/BNF fights will never end

The BCP is a BNF splinter party having been formed in 1998 when 11 BNF legislators left ahead of the 1999 election PICS:  MORERI SEJAKGOMO
The BCP is a BNF splinter party having been formed in 1998 when 11 BNF legislators left ahead of the 1999 election PICS: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

As the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) plans to finally leave the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) owing to their strained relationship with Botswana National Front (BNF), a lot could be said about the two parties which never seem to work together.

The BCP is a BNF splinter party having been formed in 1998 when 11 BNF legislators left ahead of the 1999 election. This bad blood is fuelled among others by members from the two parties who do not easily trust each other.

In some cases, the BNF has been accused of displaying a big brother mentality. In 2014, the BCP withdrew from the UDC negotiations because it was not comfortable with certain clauses of the Memorandum of Agreement. Even though at times they try to cooperate, their cooperation never lasts for long.

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