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A season of acrimony threatens BDP’s hegemony

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party(BDP) has hitherto been associated with internal cohesion, peace and stability while the opposition was associated with instability emanating from incessant fights for party positions.

In a paper written by Professors Batlang Seabo and Professor Zibani Maundeni of the University of Botswana(UB), the BDP has in the past survived factionalism due to its better management of internal differences while the opposition lacked the wherewithal to deal with internal disputes.

The divisions among the opposition have, in many instances, assumed factional dimensions leading to splits even as early as...

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Published By: botswanaguardian - Monday, 20 March, 2017