Ex-BDP stalwart, Kgalajwe defects to BPF

Kgalajwe PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
Kgalajwe PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

FRANCISTOWN: Long-time Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) loyalist and activist, James Kgalajwe, has officially dumped his former party for the new kid on the political block, Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF).

Kgalajwe, a veteran  Councillor for Satellite North ward in Francistown East and former city Mayor told Mmegi in an interview that it was indeed true that he has left the BDP for the BPF.

“I had initially decided to stand as an independent candidate but I changed my mind after the formation of BPF. I formally wrote my resignation letter to the BDP Francistown East constituency branch secretary, Boikanyo Bateng, two weeks ago.

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