Observers Declare Poll Free, Fair But Urge Reforms

Three election observer missions have declared the Botswana’s recent general election as free and fair, but recommended a raft of reforms to ensure a smooth process.

The SADC Election Observation Mission (SEOM), African Union Election Observation Mission and Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC countries were all in agreement that the polls were free and fair.

However, the three bodies made recommendations in order to improve the electoral process. SEOM head, Dr Sibusiso Moyo said the mission had questioned the participation of traditional leaders in the elections.

Editor's Comment
Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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