Police battle BDP wars

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Inside the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) those who hold opposing views against close friends of President Ian Khama, are subjected to the wrath of security agencies, and are likely to spend a few days behind bars. That is the feeling of some BDP members unhappy with the direction the party has taken.

One of the members who preferred anonymity revealed to Mmegi this week that following our publication of a Facebook conversation of disgruntled members late last month, following the Masunga elective congress of the youth league, security agencies have been on their case.  Following the publication, Ogaufi Nthobelang, the chairperson of Mahalapye East Constituency youth committee was arrested last Thursday.

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