How Batswana funded democracy

BCP supporters chanting slogans while holding posters in support of the BCP president, Saleshando PIC: MONIRUL BHUIYAN/PRESS PHOTO
BCP supporters chanting slogans while holding posters in support of the BCP president, Saleshando PIC: MONIRUL BHUIYAN/PRESS PHOTO

If it was a case of telling a story of what it is made of, the Botswana Congress Party (BCP), a party that broke away from a coalition of then tri-party opposition parties under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), aptly demonstrated its calibre.

As they say, true to the wishes of its fallen hero, 96-year-old founding party president, Michael Kitso Dingake, who is reputed to have been a perfectionist in the art of organising events and enlivening the image of the party, the BCP did not disappoint the former Robben Island prisoner and Rivonia trialist.

The BCP made a solid statement this past weekend, an assertion that will definitely go into annals of history, although questions are abound whether the party will consistently maintain the bar that high ahead of its competition. The launch of its fourth president, Dumelang Saleshando, was an event of epoch-making significance in the party’s 26-year history.

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