Regime change: A moving target


With Botswana’s opposition parties rocked by deep-seated political crevices, the scheme to unseat the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) from power in 2024, might be a failed project that only perpetuates the ruling party’s political anthem, “there is still no alternative” to State power. For over five decades, the ruling party has been the beneficiary of the incessant state of the slip-ups in the opposition bloc. Mmegi Staffer RYDER GABATHUSE follows the woeful political story

Botswana’s ruling party has been in power since the country's independence in 1966 and every election year, regime change has seemingly been an agonisingly and elusive moving target.

When the country goes to the polls in 2024, the opposition parties are likely to perpetuate the split of votes that continue to advantage the ruling party. Just recently, the stand-off between parties contracted to the coalition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), seem to have reversed what seemed like obvious gains in the opposition bloc.

Editor's Comment
‘Boraboko’ should face the wrath of the law

Still in Molepolole, a young woman was also reported missing, only for her decapitated body to be found inside in a shallow grave! The issue of missing persons has always been a challenge in our country, and a considerable number of missing persons are unfortunately found dead! Something troubling is the murders related to missing persons, which touch on an array of issues, including the killing of intimate partners, often referred to as passion...

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