UDC breaks Selebi-Phikwe East's 15-year-old resistance

Kgoberego Nkawana won the Phikwe East constituency
Kgoberego Nkawana won the Phikwe East constituency

Following the 2004 delimitation exercise, the then vibrant copper and nickel mining was divided into two constituencies, Selebi-Phikwe East and West.

The mining town was known as a hotbed of opposition politics, although at the time of the delimitation exercise, it was under the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).

The late Daisy Pholo was the Member of Parliament, having defeated opposition Botswana Congress Party’s Gilson Saleshando in the 1999 election. When the town was split into two, the BDP immediately ascertained its dominance, with Kavis Kario taking Selebi-Phikwe West, while Nonofo Molefhi was voted in, in Selebi-Phikwe East.

Editor's Comment
Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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