Khama targets Masisi as BPF burns

Khama having a light moment with BPF leaders
Khama having a light moment with BPF leaders

Even after vacating office in 2018 at the end of his constitutional limit of two five-year terms, former president Ian Khama is still on a ‘vigorous’ campaign to ‘dethrone’ his successor, President Mokgweetsi Masisi whilst his party suffers. Mmegi Staffer RYDER GABATHUSE, however, writes that Khama’s threats have so far not borne fruit in five years

It has been a problem after a problem in the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF), a party that was founded on a desire to remove the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) from power.

The BPF is now a messy affair as fresh reports suggest that two factions of the party will on April 29, 2023 hold separate elective meetings in Gaborone (extra-ordinary congress) and Selebi-Phikwe (elective congress) respectively, in an endeavour to elect new leadership. One faction is led by the on exile Tshekedi Khama whilst party president Biggie Butale leads the other. As the party continues to burn, the leadership has seemingly removed its attention from saving a political project they started in 2019. It seems both factions are interested in affiliating to the coalition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). It will be interesting to see which faction will in the end win the day. (See a story entitled, The BPF split and the comment).

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