BNF loses another one

FRANCISTOWN: Hardly a fortnight after the humiliating loss in the Mmopane ward by-election, the main opposition party, the Botswana National Front (BNF) has suffered another blow in the area, as its rival the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) continues to reap from its losses.

The BNF has once again lost to the buoyant BCP with the defection of its candidate in the by-election, Themba Patrick Gugah. The BCP caused a surprise recently when it snatched the Mmopane council seat from the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) as the BNF through Gugah finished an embarrassing third with a measly 58 votes. The BCP represented by Phagenyana Phage won the by-election with 353 votes. In the 2004 general elections, Gugah finished second with 297 votes to the BDP candidate.

Yesterday, the politician told Mmegi that he has decamped to BCP where he hopes his contribution will be appreciated. "I have found a new political home at the BCP and I hope my voice will be heard better and my contribution duly recognised," he said.
"It's indeed true that I am no longer a member of the BNF. I no longer want to be associated with the BNF because of its system of administration which drove me to quit," he told Mmegi.

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