UDC conflicts threaten Molepolole South stability


There is significant confusion and dispute within the Molepolole South constituency concerning the Umbrella Democratic Change (UDC).

The issue stems from two candidates, Shima Monageng of the Alliance for Progressives (AP) and Dr. Tlamelo Mmatli of the Botswana National Front (BNF), who are both campaigning under the UDC banner.

Each claims to be the official UDC representative, resulting in conflicting messages to voters and the formation of separate campaign teams. This confusion is particularly problematic because the AP has been designated to contest Molepolole South on behalf of the UDC. As a result, the dual campaigns are undermining the UDC's strategy and confusing the electorate.

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