Questions emerge over BLP value

Adam Mfundisi
Adam Mfundisi

FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Labour Party (BLP) has vowed to add value to the country’s political discourse and not just ride on the coattails of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and the Alliance for Progressives (AP) alliance to achieve that end.

Following its formation, the BLP released a press statement saying, “it will focus on the struggles of the working class, reject the BDP neo-liberal policies and work with labour unions, civic society groups and other progressive parties in order to forge for the true emancipation of the people of Botswana, continent and the world”.

While the formation of political parties may elicit interest and entice some people in some quarters, the history of opposition politics has also shown that talk is cheap.

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Masisi should avoid diplomatic tensions

Mokgweetsi Masisi’s recent spats regarding the supposed involvement of Eswatini and South Africa in accommodating former president Ian Khama have sparked concerns about the potential ramifications on diplomatic relations. While transparency is valued, it must be accompanied by strategic communication to mitigate unintended consequences.President Masisi’s comments during a diplomatic heads meeting have drawn attention to the delicate balance...

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