UDCís Mathokgwane gambit


Staff Writer THALEFANG CHARLES explores the role played by James Mathokgwane in the Goodhope/Mabule by-election and concludes that the ruling party fell for a counterattack tactic similar to an ancient Chess strategy named King’s Gambit

Around 4pm on the Goodhope/Mabule by-election day, a group of journalists gathered outside Dinatshana Primary School polling station.

They had picked up a tip-off that James Mathokgwane, the man that caused the by-election after his mysterious and sudden resignation from Parliament and later controversially being appointed for a plum post at SPEDU, would be casting his vote there at 4pm. Mathokgwane was however late and journalists were growing impatient and doubting whether the SPEDU man would even bother coming. Interestingly, members of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), the party that he successfully represented in the previous elections but later dumped the parliamentary seat, were the ones communicating with Mathokgwane and updating journalists about his whereabouts. They assured the media that he was surely on his way.

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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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