Butale’s final fight


Following the recent election of the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) national executive committee (NEC) led by Mephato Reatile, ally to former president Ian Khama, it appears Biggie Butale no longer has a place in the BPF family. Mmegi Staffer RYDER GABATHUSE observes

Butale took the helm of the BPF in 2019, steering the then new kid on the political bloc. The attorney-cum-pastor-cum-politician’s initial stability crumbled when he fell out with the party patron and benefactor Khama. Shaken, Butale would never have a chance to recover as he suffers a scathing political career meltdown if recent events are anything to go by.

Known for his intolerance of dissenting views within the ruling the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), Khama displayed a similar attitude toward Butale, reminiscent of his stance during the Barata Phathi faction’s victory in the BDP internal elections against the will of the party leadership.

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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