BPF feud, split will weaken it-Analyst


FRANCISTOWN: The likely split of the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) has the potential to weaken it, an analyst has said. Recently, the BPF has been rocked by tensions caused by the control of the party by activists aligned to its president Biggie Butale and others aligned to former president Ian Khama.

Khama has publicly stated that he wants to replace Butale as the president of the BPF. The BPF factions have been embroiled in tit for tat brawls over a number of issues.

Those who are aligned to Khama want an elective congress to be held by May 30, 2023 and the immediate lifting of the indefinite suspensions of some National Executive Committee (NEC) members, which demands must be met by May 14. After the High Court confirmed Butale for the position of the BPF president recently, tensions in the party have escalated drastically.

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