The dangers of tribal politics


As the impact of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) splinter party, the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF), is sluggishly losing hold in Serowe and its hinterlands, the case of the BPF implies that Batswana, as a people are not ready to embrace tribal politics. Writes Mmegi Staffer RYDER GABATHUSE

At the nimble inception of the BPF, former president Ian Khama and also Bangwato Kgosi, there was a general belief that tribal politics will yield desired political results to oust the ruling party from the seat of power.

Khama was quick to seek empathy from his people after his unexpected fall out with his former ally, Mokgweetsi Masisi who is now the State President. At the Serowe showgrounds in 2019 where the anti-Masisi sentiments were spewed out, it was exciting to fathom how Bangwato would wield their influence across the country’s 57 constituencies to fullfill Khama’s desire to oust the BDP.

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