The rise and rise of Serame

Peggy Serame PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG.
Peggy Serame PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG.

Finance minister, Peggy Serame is reportedly gaining favour with Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) kingmakers and power brokers who have hatched a plan to fast-track her political career in the party and position her to potentially become the country’s first female vice president, Mmegi has learnt.

Serame, a political novice who debuted in Parliament three years ago, faces the first test of her rising popularity this weekend, as the frontrunner for the BDP Women’s Wing, a position sources said was a springboard for even higher places.

News has made rounds that Serame is being positioned to take over the Goodhope-Mabule Constituency from the incumbent, Eric Molale who is serving his last term. Media reports have in the past suggested that the constituency was yet to warm up to the idea of replacing Molale with Serame.

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