Votes for sale: Moselewapula by-election

UDC Moselewapula By elections
UDC Moselewapula By elections

FRANCISTOWN: Vote-buying by opposition parties, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and Botswana Congress Party (BCP), was the most prominent characteristic at the weekend's Moselewapula by-election.

UDC’s Gift Tebo won the by-election, beating BCP's fielded candidate Mmoloki Wairi, while the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) settled for Ngwisiwa Ntogwa who came third.

Tebo managed 339 votes, five votes more than Wairi's 334. Ntogwa attracted an underwhelming 110 votes. The decision to buy votes was influenced by one major factor.

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