BLP: The challenges of a new party

Prince Dibeela PIC: FILE PIC
Prince Dibeela PIC: FILE PIC

FRANCISTOWN: Over the last decade, several political parties have been formed in Botswana but some of them have struggled to survive or attain relevance.

Now, there is another new entrant in the country’s political landscape, the Botswana Labour Party (BLP). Details surrounding the formation of the party are still shrouded in secrecy and controversy, but sources say its launch is imminent.

It is common cause that the party founders are former Botswana National Front (BNF) members who feel there is no longer a place for them under the BNF led by Duma Boko.

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