Saleshando hardens tone against Boko

Dumelang Saleshando. PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Dumelang Saleshando. PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

PALAPYE: Although he did not openly say it, Dumelang Saleshando appears to have signalled the end of the road for the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) in the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), an opposition coalition.

In his speech at the party’s leadership forum in Palapye on Saturday, the BCP president was clear that the outcome of the next UDC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting billed for May 21, could potentially be the last for the BCP in the UDC. Saleshando did not name anyone in his hardline speech, but his prime target appeared to be UDC president Duma Boko, who he vilely accused of turning the coalition into a one-man show.

Saleshando stated some key elements that he believes have to be urgently dealt with in the UDC include holding a special congress that will pave way for an elective congress that will deal with governance issues (in the UDC), for the BCP to remain in the coalition.

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