BDP women trio beat the odds

Mokgethi won against the more fancied UDC leader, Boko
Mokgethi won against the more fancied UDC leader, Boko

In the male-dominated Botswana politics, three ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) women politicians, Talitha Monnakgotla, Annah Mokgethi and Nnaniki Makwinja took the bulls by their horns as they fiercely fought their way to Parliament. In this article, Mmegi Staff Writer, RYDER GABATHUSE looks at brief profiles of the trio, who broke the common cycle of patriarchy in local politics and will be the only directly elected women MPs in the 12th Parliament

History shows that before this trio, there were women of substance who were literally untouchable in the male-dominated game and stood the test of time. They incessantly beat their male counterparts to their own game.

Politicians like Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi and before her, Dr. Gaositwe Chiepe in Serowe South, Gladys Kokorwe and Botlogile Tshireletso hanged their political stilettos with an unbeaten record. They have gone down into history books as women politicians who were never intimidated by their male counterparts.

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