‘Invisible hand’ behind BPF troubles

Despite their recent by-election victory in Serowe West the BPF is still divided PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Despite their recent by-election victory in Serowe West the BPF is still divided PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

With court battles, suspensions and wrestling over the presidency, the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) believes that there is an invisible hand behind the escalating troubles.

There are two camps one led by allegedly expelled president Biggie Butale and the other by vice president and now purportedly acting President Mephato Reatile.

The latter in their media briefing this week following Butale’s court victory on Monday, said they believe that Butale has been captured by the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) to break their party apart.

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