Mamela vows to topple BDP

Mamela MP for Francistown West from 1994 to 1999 PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Mamela MP for Francistown West from 1994 to 1999 PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

FRANCISTOWN: Veteran Botswana Congress Party (BCP) operative, Vain Mamela, has vowed that he is fit and proper to represent the people of Francistown East in Parliament following the upcoming General Election.

Mamela, who was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Francistown West from 1994 to 1999, made the vow when he and other candidates were launched by the president of the BCP, Dumelang Saleshando, over the past weekend.

Mamela cut his teeth in politics in the Botswana National Front (BNF) before the BNF splintered in 1998 due to a leadership dispute with its late leader, Dr Kenneth Koma.


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