UDC’s self destruction post 2019

Duma Boko PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Duma Boko PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Considering their shaky past and the way their house seemed in order going into the 2019 General Elections, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) did not just disintegrate automatically as a result of pre-programming. As they prepare to lose yet another coalition partner due to self harm, Mmegi Staffer MOMPATI TLHANKANE retraces UDC’s timeline of self destruction post 2019

Licking wounds

After losing the Gaborone Bonnington North constituency to Annah Mokgethi of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in the 2019 General Elections, the UDC president Duma Boko went underground while his deputy Dumelang Saleshando attended President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s inauguration on November 1, 2019.

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