What age got to do with it?

Dr Baatlhodi Bucs Molatlhegi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Dr Baatlhodi Bucs Molatlhegi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

I wanted to stay out of the debate around the Botswana National Front (BNF) presidency but something pricked my interest: The age question.

Disqualified on the basis of age? Hai madoda! This indicates how far the "new" BNF has deviated from the path of political consciousness when a frivolity is made a factor in the debate about the candidacy for the office of party leader.

It has been weirdly suggested that since Baatlhodi ‘Bucs’ Molatlhegi is six years older than Adv. Duma Boko, somehow that should rule him out of the contest for BNF presidency. The most qualified, experienced, and prepared candidate for leadership since the founding father Kenneth Koma is being hounded for merely exercising his democratic right as a lifelong cadre and member in good standing of 40 years.

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