Monday, July 15, 2024

Tsogwane firm favourite to succeed Masisi

Vice President Slumber Tsogwane emerged from the recent Botswana Democratic Party National Council as a firm favourite to succeed President Mokgweetsi Masisi, while the president on the other hand seems to have thrown in his hand on plans that would give him a blank cheque to pick his successor.

Resolutions from the recent 59th National Council of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) have been released with one critical item missing. The national council did not discuss President Masisi’s proposed constitutional amendment to alter the selection process for the Vice President.

President Masisi sent shock-waves through the political landscape earlier this year,  when he expressed his desire to amend the constitution, so that it allowed him to handpick a Vice President from specially elected members of parliament. He made the revelation at a BDP political rally in Moshupa, which was also attended by Vice President Slumber Tsogwane.

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