Can Masisi transform ruling party and save the country? (Part 1)

Can Masisi transform ruling party and save the country? PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Can Masisi transform ruling party and save the country? PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) survived Ian Khama by a stroke of luck. But in its current form, if another Ian Khama were to lead the party, with a more responsive electorate, it would probably never survive.

In its current form, the BDP’s model of electing leadership and subsequently how they govern the country without appropriate bottom-up checks and balances is unsustainable and presents a risk for both the party and the country.

The ‘grand old party’ must look itself in the mirror, ask the difficult questions, or risk being phased out by a completely different strand of politics in the next decade. 

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Unfortunately, that day turned sour for those who were shopping at Sefalana Cash and Carry in Gaborone West Industrial.The exchange of fire that ensued between members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS) and robbers who had allegedly robbed a G4S cash-in-transit vehicle left two civilians dead, three robbers struck down, and an undisclosed number of citizens wounded.One deceased civilian is reportedly an employee of the Citizen Entrepreneurial...

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