Politically unknown Gofhamodimo enters last lap

Boitumelo Gofhamodimo PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Boitumelo Gofhamodimo PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

As the 12th Parliament reaches the final lap with about six months before the General Election, yet another politically unknown has entered the National Assembly to replace former Environment and Tourism Minister, Philda Kereng as Specially Elected Member of Parliament (SEMP).

Boitumelo Gofhamodimo briefly graced the National Assembly on Wednesday as she introduced herself to a whole new environment. She got voted by 34 members while 10 legislators abstained from voting.

This comes after Kereng was dropped from Cabinet and appointed the High Commissioner of Botswana to Nigeria with immediate effect. While some expected a familiar face to replace Kereng, President Mokgweetsi Masisi instead nominated a debutant in the political game. Speaking of the political game, Mmegi has learnt that Gofhamodimo had expressed interest in the Nata/Gweta constituency but later withdrew.

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