Boko nationwide tour raises doubts


FRANCISTOWN: The title of the book about the life of one of Botswana’s world renowned athletes, Isaac Makwala, ‘The Solo Runner: The Untold Story of Isaac Makwala”, aptly describes the bitter rivalry between the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and the Botswana National Front (BNF).

The conflict between the two main influential affiliates of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) is cited by some analysts and members of the public as the driving force behind the decision of the president of BNF and UDC, Duma Boko, to embark on a nationwide tour of constituencies without his second in command, Dumelang Saleshando, who is also the BCP president and UDC vice president.

Boko’s decision is contrary to what happened in the past when the two UDC leaders used to criss-cross the country together as a show of unity in order to shore up the fortunes of the coalition amongst other reasons.

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