Nothing has changed - Saleshando

Dumelang Saleshando. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Dumelang Saleshando. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Following the Botswana Congress Party’s (BCP) decision to give the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) six months period to rethink its position on important issues like governance, transparency, and accountability, nothing has changed, Mmegi has learnt.

The six months deadline will elapse on January 2023 and the BCP will officially leave the UDC then. The BCP has already started talks with the Alliance for Progressives (AP) as the two forge an alternate ‘New Botswana’ coalition. In the AP, the BCP is convinced they has found a partner that believes in the principles of social democracy.

In an interview with Mmegi yesterday, BCP president Dumelang Saleshando said the UDC has not made any efforts to fix things. He revealed that they had tried to engage the UDC on the matter through their secretary-general, Goretetse Kekgonegile but nothing has materialised. Saleshando said the reason they cannot stay in the current UDC setup where an elective congress has not been held 10 years on is because the BCP cannot compromise democracy. “We can’t be free in an organisation that doesn’t uphold its constitution for 10 years. We are clear about what we want. We want commitment to uphold the constitution and democratically elected leadership. It’s not personal, it’s not about egos, it’s about core values,” Saleshando further pointed out.

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