Masire speech divides BDP congress


Sir Ketumile Masire’s read message to the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) southern region conference in Jwaneng on Saturday has divided the party.

During the elective regional conference, former minister Peter Siele stood to read a letter from the former President, which openly backed Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi to the chairmanship position. Masisi is one of the five contenders for the number two position to be elected at the July Congress in Mmadinare.

Masire’s message is said to have caused uproar at the meeting, which was attended by among others candidates for the BDP chairmanship race; including Masisi, Biggie Butale and Seteng Motalaote as well as representatives of other contestants in the race.

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