Blurred lines between politics, bogosi

Mmakathu Mosweu PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Mmakathu Mosweu PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

SEROWE: From our interactions with some constituents in the streets of Serowe West constituency, they spoke highly of the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) as a party that will run away with the prize at the impending by-election.

On the other hand some Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) diehards strongly believe that the President Mokgweetsi Masisi-led administration has the wherewithal to turn the tables and regain what it has lost in the 2019 General Election.

Unless any other party could try its luck, the Serowe West by-election is likely to be a two-way horse race that pits the ruling BDP and its splinter party, the BPF. It is apparent that in Serowe to some people lines are blurred between politics and bogosi (chieftainship), as the BPF is associated more with the Bangwato chieftainship.

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In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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