UDC in secret deal with Bridgette Motsepe/Khama

17 Jun 2019

The opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has asked Bridgette Motsepe Radebe for R100 million, 200 000 t-shirts, branded vehicles and top South African musicians for their 2019 elections campaign, the Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.

Boko, Gaolatlhe, Nkaigwa, Thutlwe face election ban

20 May 2019

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko, Alliance for Progressives (AP) President Ndaba Gaolatlhe, UDC parliamentary candidate for Gaborone North Haskings Nkaigwa and Gaborone Mayor Kagiso Thutlwe are among a number of politicians who face being struck off the 2019 Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) voters roll for violating the Electoral Act.

Boko privatizes UDC brand

13 May 2019

Confusion and intrigue surrounds an application by Botswana National Front (BNF) and Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko’s application to the Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) to be personally granted exclusive ownership of the UDC “presidential” brand.

Khama likely to quit the BDP at Serowe meeting

30 Apr 2019


A frustrated former State and Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) President Ian Khama is expected to address a Kgotla meeting in his home village of Serowe next weekend where he is expected to announce his next step in politics.

Khama, Venson-Moitoi’s foreign handlers  calling for Masisi’s ouster

08 Apr 2019

A team of South African experts who recommended that Pelonomi Venson Moitoi should withdraw her challenge against President Mokgweetsi Masisi for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) presidency have also recommended strategies to oust Masisi.

Khama, Guma no show as Masisi grand ouster plan crumbles

08 Apr 2019

By Thobo Motlhoka

Former President, Ian Khama, and Samson Moyo Guma were nowhere to be seen on Friday as their handpicked presidential candidate Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi delivered the devastating news, pulling the plug on their grand plan to oust President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

Venson-Moitoi approached Court with Stained Hands

05 Apr 2019

The court only determines matters brought before it on the basis that the applicant has a leg to stand on, a principle known as locus standi, and the presidential aspirant in the Botswana Democratic Party race - Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi has not demonstrated that to the full.

Salakae chickens out; withdraws resignation

25 Jul 2018

Botswana National Front, National Treasurer Noah Salakae says he will not go ahead with his intention to resign from the party central committee. 

Salakae said this to Sunday Standard after his resignation letter was leaked before he  handed it to the party Secretary General. 

Now BMD turns on itself

12 Jul 2018

The Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) and its youth league are at each other’s throat following a decision by the latter to call for the resignation of the party’s President Sidney Pilane.

Plot to oust Masisi?

08 Jul 2018

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s supporters are lobbying him to contest for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) chairmanship in what is believed to be part of a grand plan to oust President Mokgweetsi Masisi.