BPF: Another socialist democratic party on a different day?

Biggie Butale believes he could be the country's next president. PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
Biggie Butale believes he could be the country's next president. PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

'Oh boy, another "new" political party!', voters must think. But political parties are good for democracy. Multiparty democracy is healthy, ideal and should be desired, particularly if political parties are competitive.

The ruling party, ideally, needs to harbour some fear that it might lose power. The fear must be cherished to increase chances of a responsive and accountable government.

And to this effect, Botswana desperately needs a competitive political system with competent opposition political parties to keep the ruling party on its toes.

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Are police trigger-happy?

Unfortunately, that day turned sour for those who were shopping at Sefalana Cash and Carry in Gaborone West Industrial.The exchange of fire that ensued between members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS) and robbers who had allegedly robbed a G4S cash-in-transit vehicle left two civilians dead, three robbers struck down, and an undisclosed number of citizens wounded.One deceased civilian is reportedly an employee of the Citizen Entrepreneurial...

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