Masisi Faction Prevails In Francistown Region


FRANCISTOWN: A faction associated with President Mokgweetsi Masisi scooped all six positions on offer at the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Francistown regional committee elections last Saturday.

Masisi and former minister Pelonomi Venson-Motoi are in a contest to control party structures ahead of a crucial party special congress that will be held in Kang, on April when the two will slug it out for the position of party president. 

Last Saturday, there were also reports that some BDP regions have thrown their weight behind Masisi. Baemedi Medupi was retained as the region’s chairperson after garnering 51 votes. His closest challenger Ford Moiteela got 33 votes while Francistown mayor Sylvia Muzila and Setshege Tapela were voted by 25 and nine voters respectively. Moiteela is a prominent member of the Venson-Moitoi’s campaign team.  Tebogo Duna and Botho Ntirang, who had openly expressed desire to contest the position of chairperson, were not nominated from the floor.

Editor's Comment
‘Boraboko’ should face the wrath of the law

Still in Molepolole, a young woman was also reported missing, only for her decapitated body to be found inside in a shallow grave! The issue of missing persons has always been a challenge in our country, and a considerable number of missing persons are unfortunately found dead! Something troubling is the murders related to missing persons, which touch on an array of issues, including the killing of intimate partners, often referred to as passion...

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