BMD, BRP vow to win elections

BRP president Biggie Butale and vice president Moiseraela Goya
BRP president Biggie Butale and vice president Moiseraela Goya

FRANCISTOWN: The presidents of the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) and the Botswana Republican Party (BRP) have vowed that they stand a realistic chance of upsetting the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in the anticipated watershed polls in October.

Thuso Tiego, the president of BMD, and Biggie Butale, the leader of BRP, will be battling for the keys of the State House with President Mokgweetsi Masisi of the BDP, Duma Boko of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and Dumelang Saleshando of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP).

The optimistic Tiego and Butale, who are both ordained pastors, have lamented the lack of developments in the country since the BDP came to power in 1965. In the past, all opposition leaders promised to deal with what they say is “endemic corruption and misuse of the country’s resources by the ruling elite in the mineral rich country”.

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