BMD MPs, Cllrs to map way forward next week

BMD supporters
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FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) councillors and Members of Parliament (MPs) who are backing Ndaba Gaolathe’s faction will reportedly meet on September 23 here to discuss current issues bedevilling the party.

At the meeting billed for Wingate Lodge the MPs and councillors are also expected to advise the party leadership on the way forward. It is widely known that at the moment two teams, one headed by Advocate Sidney Pilane and the other by Gaolathe are battling to gain control of the party, a development that has resulted in severe infighting.

Yesterday, various insiders revealed that the September 23 gathering would also be used to rubber-stamp the idea to form a new party. For nearly two months now, there has been heightened speculation that the members of Gaolathe’s faction want to form a new party. The National Executive Committee (NEC) in Gaolathe’s faction will also reportedly coordinate the meeting.  

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