Vote BDP: Tsogwane pleads with Bophirima residents

VP Slumber Tsogwane launching BDP's Bophirima ward candidate, Onkemetse Mothei
VP Slumber Tsogwane launching BDP's Bophirima ward candidate, Onkemetse Mothei

Residents of the Bophirima ward in the Gaborone Bonnington South constituency have been advised to vote 'wisely' on April 9.

Speaking at the well-attended Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) launch, party chairperson Vice President Slumber Tsogwane said residents should not trust opposition parties with their vote, as they are still busy with their internal fights. Launching party aspirant candidate, Onkemetse Mothei on Saturday, Tsogwane said the Botswana Congress Party president, Dumelang Saleshando has made things easier for them as he had explained that there is no candidate for opposition parties, therefore, they are the only alternative that people could trust. “Rona ga re ba dintwa. Ba le ga ba ise ba ipaakanye ka ba santse ba lwa. Ga bana go le neela nako ka gore ba mo dintweng tse di mashetla.

Our manifesto speaks about you and me; we are the only party that is still determined to change the lives of Batswana. The rest is just a joke,” Tsogwane said. "We have never turned our backs on residents of Bophirima ward, unlike opposition parties. For example, Ndaba Gaolathe had forgotten about you when he had internal party fights with Sydney Pilane. The Botswana National Front did the same while BDP came to rescue you.

Editor's Comment
GBV: The big elephant in the room

Sadly, the country seems not to have proper tools and the extent to which women and the girl-child are being abused is not adequately measured.Almost every week there are reports of women being attacked by their significant others and while men are attacked as well, women seem to be more on the receiving end.On May 24, 2023 news broke that a woman who was receiving support from the Botswana Gender-Based Violence Prevention Centre in Gaborone, was...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up