Gaolathe returns


The Alliance for Progressives' (AP), Ndaba Gaolathe is trying his luck again in Gaborone Bonnington South constituency as an Member of Parliament candidate.

Since he rejoined the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), now he was re-appointed as UDC vice president after previously leaving to form the AP due to disagreements with the UDC’s national executive committee.

In the 2019 General Election, he attempted to secure a seat through his party’s ticket but was unsuccessful. Recently, the UDC president Duma Boko said when welcoming Gaolathe and his party back into the coalition: “Now, I can sleep like a baby, knowing that the UDC is in good hands.”

Editor's Comment
Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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