Opposition laughs off BDP membership of SI

Mpho Balopi
Mpho Balopi

Opposition parties have laughed off the announcement that the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has joined Socialist International (SI) as one of the consultative parties.

BDP secretary general Mpho Balopi had told a press conference that the admission was in recognition of the BDP’s sterling performance in people development, health, education, eradicating poverty and social programmes.

Firstly, the Botswana National Front (BNF) publicity secretary Moeti Mohwasa disputed allegations made by Balopi that the BNF was expelled from the SI because of its association with Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC).

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