BNF fights threaten internal peace

Intra party feuding has forced the postponement of the BNFYL elective congress PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Intra party feuding has forced the postponement of the BNFYL elective congress PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Botswana National Front (BNF) internal fights continue to threaten the peace that the party has been enjoying for quite sometime. At the heart of differences that threaten to divide the party are the preparations for the upcoming congresses.

So far, only one congress for the Women’s League has been held and it is on record that the other lobby team was unhappy with the way the business of the elective congress was conducted. The BNF is preparing for the Youth League congress, which was supposed to be held this coming weekend at Letlhakeng and in July, the members are expected to hold central committee elections. So far, some members are complaining of lack of transparency, fairness and the way the delegates are being registered.

Just days before the elective congress, the BNF Youth League (BNFYL) at its meeting held on April 26, 2022, resolved to postpone the anticipated Youth League congress. "The congress will now be held at a later date to be announced in due course. It is common knowledge that the central committee has instituted an investigation whose outcome might affect the good standing of the congress. There are also some complaints, which we are currently looking into. The current BNFYL central committee aims to deliver a seamless congress whose outcomes will reflect the wishes of our youth," said Kago Mokotedi, the current BNFYL transition team chairman.

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