BCP's quintet: Who is their master?

UDC leaders: LOO Keorapetse, President Boko and suspended VP Saleshando PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
UDC leaders: LOO Keorapetse, President Boko and suspended VP Saleshando PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

Following a recent caucus, which put five Botswana Congress Party (BCP) legislators in an impracticable situation and eventually got them suspended, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) maintains that it has more power over the legislators.

The UDC legislators were divided over the caucus and this has since sparked a lot of chatter about who should be calling the shots between affiliated member parties of the UDC and the coalition itself.

The UDC is a tri-party coalition between the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana People’s Party (BPP) and the BCP. Five defiant BCP Members of Parliament (MP) who were part of the UDC caucus that toppled the former Leader of Opposition (LOO) Dumelang Saleshando and replaced him with Dithapelo Keorapetse were suspended on Tuesday.

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