Opposition’s elusive target


Democratic societies get vivacious when opposition political parties are at their very best, effectively holding the ruling elite accountable for its actions or non-actions. Writes Mmegi Staffer RYDER GABATHUSE

In Botswana, the opposition has been failing to carry the hopes of the people by unseating the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) from the seat of power since 57 years ago. Botswana’s opposition parties have been largely struggling to put together a robust persuasive recipe to oust the ruling BDP from power through the polls.

It is now 57 years since Botswana attained her independence in 1966 and it does not seem the opposition is going to turn the tables any time soon especially since total unity has been an elusive opposition project from the time of the founding fathers of opposition, the late Dr Kenneth Koma of the Botswana National Front (BNF) and others.

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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