Reatile gets sweet victory for his sweat

Mephato Reatile addressing BPF members PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Mephato Reatile addressing BPF members PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Mephato Reatile, endorsed by party patron Ian Khama, has secured a decisive victory in the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) leadership race.

Despite a last-minute challenge from fellow National Executive Committee (NEC) member Prince Bosilong, Reatile won with 829 votes, Bosilong trailed with just 33 votes, while seven ballots were spoilt.

The BPF congress, originally scheduled to commence at 8:30am, faced an unexpected delay, lasting over four hours. Sources attribute this to a surge in contenders and the tardy arrival of party members. Attempts to reach a consensus candidate proved futile, resulting in party leaders working tirelessly late into the night to organise the elections.

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