Can UDC coalition be resuscitated?

Political parties form coalitions to gain more influence and power PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Political parties form coalitions to gain more influence and power PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

With the level of mistrust within the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) having reached a climax, there are speculations that the coalition has reached a political cul de sac. Some observers even opine that it is only a matter of time before the ‘People’s Project’ totally disintegrates. Mmegi Correspondent, LEBOGANG MOSIKARE asks if the recent congresses/conferences helped to salvage or did little to save the scandal-hit UDC amid the suspensions of key players within the coalition and its affiliate, the Botswana Congress Party (BCP)

FRANCISTOWN: Recent events happening in the controversy-plagued UDC have dampened the trust that the people had in the tripartite coalition. The suspension of Dumelang Saleshando and Goretetse Kekgonegile, the president and the secretary-general of the BCP respectively, from the UDC has caused serious problems for the coalition.

During the BCP conference in Mahalapye, it was apparent that most BCP supporters were of the view that the duo was suspended for taking the high road. Therefore, it was not surprising that a section of BCP supporters was of the view that the BCP should leave its parent organisation, the UDC, and forge a strategic partnership with like-minded organisations like the Alliance of Progressives (AP).

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