Hunt for Masitara successor on


The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is working around the clock to look for Robert Masitara’s successor in Gaborone Bonnington North constituency.

Following intense pressure from the party council candidates for legislator Masitara to be dropped as the constituency candidate in the general elections, the party is said to have tasked the team to seek a replacement, fast. But the party leadership insists the Member of Parliament has not been recalled or fired as earlier reported.  But on the ground, Masitara’s opponents are strategising on who would best represent the ruling party in the October elections. Talk is that one of those who stood and lost against Masitara in the primaries be roped in as the BDP parliamentary candidate to battle it out with Duma Boko of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and Anna Motlhagodi of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP). The losers in the December primaries were Robert Molefabangwe, Reverend Benny Steglin, Moffat Mophuthing and Eunice Mguni. Steglin who emerged second has since re-traced his steps to the BCP’s Moshupa constituency.

During a Sunday meeting that was held at Bosele Primary School, some councillors told the central  committee delegation that they would not win the constituency under Masitara.

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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