The BCP’s confirmed 54

Dumelang Saleshando PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Dumelang Saleshando PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has revealed that it is setting sights on clinching 31 parliamentary seats at this year’s polls but they have so far confirmed 54 candidates after holding primaries earlier than any party in the country. Mmegi Staffer SPIRA TLHANKANE looks at the candidates as the lime movement gets in a fast mode of getting ready for the election

Simasiku Oscar Mapulanga - Chobe

Following their exit from the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) managed to keep Simasiku Oscar Mapulanga under the lime banner as other legislators and councillors opted of the opposition coalition. Mapulanga was the UDC candidate in 2019 but lost to incumbent Chobe Member of Parliament, Machana Shamukuni. The candidate who has experience in the banking sector will represent the BCP at the October polls.

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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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