Lucas sheds 'perennial loser' tag


FRANCISTOWN: After an indifferent start to his political career, Member of Parliament-elect for the Bobonong constituency, Taolo Lucas, claimed a historic win in the just-ended General Election.

The phrase – patience and perseverance pay – aptly describes Lucas’ ride in local politics. The phrase captures Lucas’ multiple loses against various Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) activists until his recent win.

According to the incoming Bobonong MP, his win against Francisco Kgoboko of the BDP was not a fluke but a result of efforts he and his UDC comrades put into the constituency over the past 20 years.

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