I am open to representing BDP – Zimona


FRANCISTOWN: Former government journalist and corporate affairs guru, Gomolemo Zimona, has said that he is open to representing the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in Maun East if the party approaches him to be its candidate.

Recently, rumours have been doing rounds in the media and social media platforms that it is only a matter of time before the BDP hand picks Zimona to be its parliamentary candidate for Maun East.

The rumours gained more traction after the BDP did not approve its activists, former Cabinet minister Konstantino Markus, former BDP Maun North West regional chairperson, Reaoboka Mbulawa and businessman, Chris Bethia, to contest primaries after they had expressed interest in doing so.

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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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