‘You can’t vote Mokalaka’

FRANCISTOWN: Just days after the former President Sir Ketumile Masire reportedly fueled regional politics in the tense chairmanship race, a legislator is alleged to have told fellow democrats not to vote for a Kalanga.

War of words have erupted in the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) as accusations fly thick and fast that Ngamiland legislator Thato Kwerepe made inflammatory statement promoting tribalism.

The former BDP secretary general is alleged to have told Ngamiland BDP colleagues that they could not endorse Biggie Butale for chairmanship as he is Kalanga and his sympathies lie with the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). Kwerepe, however, vehemently denied the accusations levelled against him, saying there was no way he could have said that.  The legislator instead demanded that Butale should produce people who reported to him.

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Reconciliation talks excite Batswana

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