Guma – the biggest loser?


After a humiliating defeat at the BDP women wing congress in Lobatse, the team allegedly led by the former party chairman and businessman Samson Moyo Guma now finds itself as the underdog in the dog-eat-dog battle for the soul of the ruling party. Mmegi Staff writer NTIBINYANE NTIBINYANE argues

Who emerged the biggest loser in the recent Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Women’s wing elections in Lobatse? It’s certainly not only Tshepo Wareus, but also the former party chairperson and Member of Parliament for Tati East Samson Moyo Guma and the leadership of the ruling party.

The feeling amongst the BDP members is that Guma and his team in the BDP leadership were the biggest losers in the latest battle for the soul of the badly wounded party. In fact Guma’s led group is now the underdog ahead of the party’s elective congress in July.  At the just ended congress, Guma who is considered a kingmaker in the BDP politics backed the eventual loser Tshepo Wareus against cabinet minister Dorcus Makgato for the BDP women’s wing position.

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