Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Proposed law means BDP can’t benefit from Mogae’s Oxford education 

Giving former President Festus Mogae as an example, the Francistown West MP, Ignatius Moswaane, says that what is proposed in the Constitution (Amendment) Bill of 2024 will make it impossible even for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) itself to benefit from the knowledge of highly intelligent and experienced former presidents. 

“Take Mogae, who is intelligent, but wouldn’t be able to canvass political support for the BDP – why?” he posed. “To bar a former president like Mogae from taking active part in politics is a great sin; to bar Ian Khama from taking active part in politics is a great sin,” said the MP using the Setswana phrase “sebe se se tona” for great sin.”

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