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.

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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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