Serowe constituencies vulnerable as BPF rumpus continues

BPF crowd
BPF crowd

Internal fights within the opposition Botswana Patriot Front (BPF) might cost it its three Serowe constituencies if they fail to resolve their issues amicably.

The fight over the control of the party has left Serowe residents confused even further as their chiefs are on self-exile in South Africa. The Serowe constituencies are Serowe North, Serowe West and Serowe South.

The three were won by the BPF for the first time in Botswana’s electoral history since Independence in 1966. The trio had been strongholds for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). But as things continue to unfold, the BPF may kiss the constituencies goodbye.

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