The battle for the South- (Part II)


Notwithstanding allegations raised by the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), that the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) rigged the 2019 General Election, there is another weighty variant that was possibly ignored as a potential game changer in the last polls, writes Mmegi Staffer RYDER GABATHUSE

The passing of the baton of power to President Mokgweetsi Masisi by his predecessor Ian Khama in 2018, anointing his then favourite (Masisi) as the fifth State President has seemingly been an undisputable game changer in the party’s north-south political divide.

The succession must have energised the southern region to welcome the newly anointed taskmaster with a vote of approval. For the longest time, the ruling party has not been performing so well in the constituencies south of the Dibete cordon fence, leaving the areas a natural stronghold for the opposition and in particular, the Botswana National Front (BNF) of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC).

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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