'Mokoko Wa UDC' Wins, Rejoins Party

Roller Setlabane
Roller Setlabane

In a rather interesting turn of events, an independent candidate who was denied a shot at standing for Ghanzi Township East (Kabakae) ward by his party in Gantsi North has won the ward during the elections.

According to Roller Setlabane, he decided to contest independently after his party Botswana National Front (BNF) of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) denied him an opportunity to contest the primary election against Bashi Thiite who was the incumbent.

Earlier this year, BNF Kabakae ward committee resigned, to rally behind Setlabane campaign for the ward council seat. The disgruntled ward committee’s resignation followed unsuccessful attempts to meet with UDC president, Duma Boko. 

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Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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