BMD hit by mass exodus

Cllr Raoboy Mpuang during Francistown full council meeting. PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
Cllr Raoboy Mpuang during Francistown full council meeting. PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

FRANCISTOWN: Two councillors from the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) have dumped the party and retraced their footsteps to the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).

Raoboy Mpuang, Monarch East councillor, and specially nominated councillor and deputy mayor of Francistown, Joyce Ndove, resigned on Sunday and Monday respectively. And rumour has it that two more councilors from the embattled party may soon  follow suit.

In 2010, the two councillors ditched the ruling party along with other high ranking BDP members to form the BMD. Mpuang confirmed on Sunday that he has severed ties with the BMD while Ndove confirmed her exit the following morning.

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