Tuesday, December 1, 2020

BNF divided over plans by leadership to give Gaborone South Constituency to BCP

Botswana National Front activists have been rubbed the wrong way by what they perceive as clandestine plans by their leadership to give the Gaborone South constituency to Botswana Congress Party.

BCP has recently joined the other opposition parties inside the Umbrella for Democratic Change under a plan that is still to be fully implemented.

Under that plan, Gaborone South constituency was given to the BNF.

But BCP is known to have been cajoling BNF leader, Dumelang Boko to consider giving away the constituency to the BCP in exchange for one of the Selibe Phikwe constituencies.

BNF Central Committee has not been part of this deal.

The deal, if it goes through will benefit BCP leader, Dumelang Saleshando and BNF Secretary General Moeti Mohwasa.

Saleshando wants a constituency in Gaborone, while Mohwasa wants a constituency in Selibe Phikwe.

The BCP has been at pains to identify a constituency where their leader will contest.

A number of BNF activists who talked to Sunday Standard this week said they were worried by plans afoot to dole out Gaborone South to the BCP.

This is expected to dominate discussions at the congress in Ghanzi next week.

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