BDP wants ex-presidents out of politics


The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has told the Presidential Commission on Constitutional Review that there must be a clear clause in the Constitution of the country that prohibits former presidents from political activism.

In their submission before the commission, the BDP attorney Basimane Bogopa said; “former presidents should fulfill the role of being statesmen/women and as far as possible be restricted from taking up political office and formal employment. This is so because the government is taking care of former presidents.

Again, they are still paid just like any other government employee. The government is giving them everything they need as per the Constitution and he/she must be able to be assigned whenever there is need.”

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