UDC triumphs in Ngware

Selatho Ontatlhile celebrating after winning. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Selatho Ontatlhile celebrating after winning. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

NGWARE: The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) made mince meat of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) by winning the Ngware ward in the re-run on Saturday with 683 votes for Selatlho Ontatlhile against Botswana Democratic Party(BDP)’s 579 for Legae Ompeetse. There were 11 spoilt votes and 41 unused ballot papers.

From the word go it was clear that UDC meant business as it reached the 100 and 200 mark with the BDP trailing behind. When the UDC popularly known as Sekhukhu to its supporters gained 200 votes,  Domkrag was trailing behind by 50 votes. Sekhukhu members celebrated an early win at 637 votes as Domkrag was trailing by 100 votes.

When the returning officer shouted 637 votes in favour of the UDC, some of its supporters ran away from the classroom in celebrations. They went outside Ngware Primary School to inform their comrades about the good news unfolding. The crowd erupted into celebrations by lifting their umbrellas. The police were alert to restrain the ecstatic fans but shouts of Sekhukhu were heard all over the sleepy village of Ngware.

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