Politics

Mmolotsi victory means he has won elections under three difficult formations

31 Oct 2019

Francistown South Legislator Wynter Mmolotsi of the Alliance for Progressives (AP) has won elections, making him the only AP parliamentary candidate who retained his seat in parliament.

His victory makes him a rare political breed in that he has won under three different parties.

He first won as BDP, then as Botswana Movement for Democracy and Alliance for Progressives.

BDP share of popular vote increases nominally

31 Oct 2019

Preliminary figures show that the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)’s popular vote has increased marginally. The BDP which won the just ended general elections last week saw its popular vote increasing from 46.7 percent it got in the 2014 elections to 48 .7 percent in the just ended elections.

How the UDC almost stole the elections

28 Oct 2019

A few hours before Botswana went to the polls, the country was abuzz with stories of how President Mokgweetsi Masisi had climbed down from the elections contest, and had asked Batswana to vote for the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC).

The article that appeared under the headline “SHOCKING NEWS FROM TSHOLETSA HOUSE - MASISI GAVE UP” was posted on two facebook sites.

No happy ending for Boko and Khama

21 Oct 2019

Botswana’s social media will be weeping buckets the morning after the election results are announced. The Facebook will provide its post elections thoughts and quips. But all in all hundreds of Batswana Face bookers will either be weeping for joy or nursing distress and grief enough to make the angels weep.

Khama/Masisi fight threatens Botswana’s stability - report

21 Oct 2019

Hundreds of Batswana are having the same bad dream. In it President Mokgweetsi Masisi and former president Lt Gen Ian Khama are at each other’s throat while the country is burning.

Grow some balls- Boko tells church leaders

21 Oct 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The political immediate future isn’t rosy for Batswana women

18 Oct 2019

By Mosidi Mokaeya

Alternative Head of Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observer (SEOM) Mission to Botswana Patrick Chinamasa has said it is evident that Batswana women are left behind in politics.

2019 elections campaign: Politicians knickers in a twist

16 Sep 2019

RUTH KEDIKILWE and MOSIDI MOKAEYA sift through the 2019 elections banter

Khama is BDP’s ‘beheading spear’ says Boko

06 Sep 2019

By Arnold Letsholo

The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Gideon Boko has said that the ‘Goliath’ in Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has been hit hard by his party’s election manifesto and that former President, Lt General Ian Khama is the ‘spear’ with which the UDC will use to behead it.

Montisetse emerges as UDC point man in RSA

05 Aug 2019

President of the South African National Union of Mineworkers in South Joseph Montisetse who has vowed to unseat President Mokgweetsi Masisi is using the full might of the union to help the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC).

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