No love lost as BDP factions meet

BDP members are going to Kang congress PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
BDP members are going to Kang congress PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

FRANCISTOWN: Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) operatives will have themselves to blame if anything goes wrong after Kang next month.

As politicians continue to bicker, it’s the BDP that is destined to suffer as factions come face-to-face in the battle for the soul of the party.There seem to be no love lost as the party is currently torn apart with one section faithful to the incumbent President Mokgweetsi Masisi while the other side is loyal to his challenger, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi of the faction commonly known as New Jerusalem.

Come April 5, 2019 all roads will lead to Kang, the venue of the BDP’s first ever special congress specifically held for party presidential election. The election will duly test the strength of the sitting president as opposed to the automatic succession that has been the norm.

Editor's Comment
Respect public institutions Mr Pres

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