Boko, Masisi same


The leadership qualities of Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) president, Duma Boko and Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) president, Mokgweetsi Masisi have come under assessment following Botswana Congress Party (BCP) president, Dumelang Saleshando’s recent sentiments that the two are basically the same, ‘Masisi and Masisinyana’. Mmegi staffer MOMPATI TLHANKANE explores the possible similarities

Boko’s UDC lost to Masisi’s BDP at the 2019 General Election as voters chose their preferred candidates and party. In Botswana, there is no direct election of the president so voters never really had an opportunity to choose their preferred president between Boko and Masisi. That brings us to the issue of leadership traits between the two leaders, something that Saleshando feels, in his view is common amongst the two.

Speaking at a recent political rally Saleshando, who has since decided to carve an alternative path with Ndaba Gaolathe’s Alliance for Progressives (AP), says voting for Boko into power is the same as removing a problem (Masisi) and replacing it with another (Boko).

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