Central District BDP MP candidates face uncertainty

Ian Khama and Mokgweetsi Masisi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Ian Khama and Mokgweetsi Masisi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Parliamentary candidate for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in the Central District Council (CDC) face a conundrum of some kind as they wade into their campaign trails. In the prevailing flux state of affairs, it is either they choose paramount chief Ian Khama or BDP Presidential candidate, Mokgweetsi Masisi.

The two represent the new reconfigured power dynamics in the country following the formation of the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF), an offshoot of the BDP, which enjoys Khama’s support. There is no middle ground, the electorate tell the candidates, Staff Writers OARABILE MOSIKARE & TSAONE BASIMANEBOTLHE report

 

Editor's Comment
Respect public institutions Mr Pres

Leaders must uphold the rule of law and ensure justice, but Masisi’s remarks raise serious concerns on the separation of powers and the independence of the justice system.Masisi’s claim that he personally instructed authorities not to handcuff Khama, regardless of the legal circumstances, undermines the principles of justice and equality before the law.As Head of State, Masisi should respect the judicial process and avoid interfering in...

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