Molapise makes turnaround on retiring from active politics

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FRANCISTOWN: After announcing that he would quit active politics late last year, Botswana People's Party (BPP) president Motlatsi Molapise has somersaulted saying he is not quitting after all.

In an interview with Mmegi last year Molapise had said that he would quit politics when his term as president ends this month (May). He had stated that at the age of 68, he could no longer afford the regime of taking part in active politics. However, according to insiders at the BPP, Molapise, one of the most influential members at the BPP, is said to be interested in contesting the council general elections next year.

Insiders at BPP have disclosed that the veteran politician, who once served as councillor for Boikhutso ward, is of the view that the party does not have a strong candidate to challenge Robert Mosweu of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) for the ward. He served as Boikhutso ward councillor for a number of years before he lost the seat to Mosweu in the last general elections.

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