Motshegwa to contest Bonnigton South under UDC

Ketlhalefile Motshegwa
Ketlhalefile Motshegwa

The youthful militant trade unionist, Ketlhalefile Motshegwa has decided to contest the general elections at Gaborone Bonnigton South where he will face incumbent Ndaba Gaolathe, who is the leader of Alliance for Progressives (AP).

Motshegwa has confirmed that he will tussle for seat under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) banner. The three horse race features Motshegwa, Gaolathe and Christian Nthuba of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). Political pundits are of the view that Motshegwa’s candidature is a strategy by the UDC to present itself as party accommodative to workers and trade unions.

Botswana Federation of Public Parastatal and Private Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) played a key role in the formation of the UDC, and the latest move is noted as commitment by UDC to labour movement which have a decisive role in national elections and public policy issues.

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