Personalisation of power leads to BNF resignations

There are allegations that the BNF is run by Boko as a one-man show PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
There are allegations that the BNF is run by Boko as a one-man show PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

In recent years, the Botswana National Front (BNF) has been rocked by resignations of senior figures since Duma Boko assumed the party’s leadership. Most, if not all of them, have pointed an accusing finger at Boko for instigating their resignations. Boko and the BNF have on countless occasions denied this allegation. The latest figure to resign from the BNF is its women’s wing president, Dr Bonang Nkoane who resigned for personal reasons. Mmegi correspondent LEBOGANG MOSIKARE writes

This has however, not stopped conspiracy theorists to posit that Nkoane’s resignation has something to do with Boko’s leadership style. Nkoane said she stepped down from her position in the BNF in order to “focus my resources and energy on my children and my professional career”.However, authoritative sources within the BNF say that while Nkoane resigned from the BNF on her own volition, there is more than meets the eye behind her resignation.

Sources say that Nkoane was tired of the way Boko is (was) running the BNF alone and Boko’s averseness to listening to advice from other members of the central committee (CC) of the party.

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