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.

Editor's Comment
Reconciliation talks excite Batswana

Many have made it very clear that there is nothing more they would prefer than seeing the two ending their feud and working together for the good of the country.While some Batswana dismissed reconciliatory efforts as a political ploy, many Batswana welcomed the move with open arms because it is obvious that the feud between the president and former president has not been looking good for the country.The misunderstanding that seems to have started...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up