Jump to navigation

Vol 51 No 13

Published 25th June 2010


Botswana

In a spin

The governing Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) faces a serious threat after its Barata-Phati (‘those who love the party’) faction walked out and launched the Botswana Movement for Democracy last month. Already the BDP is losing support: four of its members of Parliament have defected and several local party organisations have gone over to the BMD, including most constituency branch committees in the capital, Gaborone. Most of its youth leagues have defected, too. The new party’s organiser, Kabo Morwaeng, claims it has recruited more than 10,000 members. It hopes that at least seven BDP MPs will defect, which will wound but not kill.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 251 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.


If you have a print subscription already, click here for a password that gives you full access to the website.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.