Ketlhoilwe’s political journey


FRANCISTOWN: Botswana Congress Party’s (BCP) Reuben Ketlhoilwe was this week the cynosure of all eyes as his persistence to win a council seat paid off after nearly two decades of failed attempts.

He beat his more fancied competition to a political game he says required tact. He won the Moselewapula by-election convincingly under the banner of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) by garnering 317 votes followed by Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) Gilbert Boikhutso via 285 votes whilst newcomer Alliance for Progressives (AP) represented by Odireleng Ditshotlo got 139 votes.

In an interview this week, Ketlhoilwe detailed his political journey that is characterised by ups and downs, perseverance and success.

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Shame on the Police!

According to a press statement from the police, unidentified armed men attacked on duty police officers at the station in the early hours of Tuesday.During the attack, the suspects stole 14 riffles, five pistols and an undisclosed number of ammunition.Although unconfirmed, it is alleged that the suspects were just carrying knives and axes, which they used to scare the men and women in uniform before they took them hostage to help themselves to...

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