'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. 

Editor's Comment
Khama should desist from dirty campaigns

However, as a newspaper, we want to raise few disquiets for the umpteenth time with Khama, of course, and remind him that the country that he is robustly de-campaigning is now feeling the pain of his harm. Batswana need Khama to use his conservationist credentials to good use and benefit a country that is working so hard to achieve the high-income status by diversifying its economy away from diamond reliance.Khama has played his part unobstructed...

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