'Balopi is finished'


Factionalism has always dominated intra-party politics in the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). During former presidents, Sir Ketumille Masire, Festus Mogae, and Ian Khama, factional politics have been there and dealt with differently.

During Khama's administration, it culminated in the break-up of the BDP leading to the formation of the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD). During President Mokgweetsi Masisi, factionalism is taking place and it’s likely to tear the party asunder.

BDP faction or no faction, it will find it difficult to convince voters to trust or have confidence in it. The CAVA faction of the party torpedoed the BDP during the 2019 general election.

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