Bokone result exposes UDC cracks

Thapelo Mosothwane Pic Kabo Mpaetona
Thapelo Mosothwane Pic Kabo Mpaetona

The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) victory in the Bokone ward by-election over the weekend exposed cracks within the Umbrella for Democracy (UDC), with allegations that some coalition parties voted with opponents.

The BCP grabbed 453 votes, with Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) getting 404 and the UDC candidate coming third with 271. In the 2014 elections, the UDC’s Titus Kebuileng won the ward with 590 votes, followed by the BDP with 482 and 435 going to BCP.

Kebuileng resigned from the ward after his employer, the University of Botswana, threatened him with dismissal. The UB does not allow its employees to hold political office.

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