• Focused


      Botswana Congress Party (BCP), Comfort Maruping wants to be next Member of Parliament for Goodhope Mabule constituency following the resignation of James Mathokgwane. Maruping fancies his chances of winning the constituency that he even resigned his lucrative position at Civil Authority of Botswana (CAAB) to contest for the constituency bye-elections scheduled for August 15th.

  • Maun East new entrant to parliamentary race

    Maun East new entrant to parliamentary race0

      There is a surprise entrant to the Maun East parliamentary race. This new entrant is none other than an independent candidate Simon Lethake, 42, of Mapako ward in Maun. The young businessman’s participation was only known on the day of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) registration of candidates. Voice Reporter Daniel Chida spoke to

  • Meet a fearless mokoko

    Meet a fearless mokoko0

      The race for Molepolole South has become interesting, with an independent candidate 26-years-old Mojalemotho Molefhe strongly believing he will topple the two political heavyweights Daniel Kwelagobe of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and Dr Mmatli of the Umbrella for Democractic Change (UDC). Like David in the Bible, Molefhe tells The Voice he is confident

  • Politically speaking

    Politically speaking0

      Last chance for political die-hard Botswana Congress Party’s Parliamentary candidate for Tlokweng Phaladi Lekang Jacob Zacharia might be contesting for the last time this year. He lost several court battles and elections from as far back as 1989. Voice Reporter Daniel Chida had a chat with him at his house. Q: Welcome Sir, can

  • Meet MR. President

    Meet MR. President0

      Admirable politician The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) President Dumelang Saleshando needs no introduction. The incumbent Gaborone Central legislator is ready to rule. In 2004, he was the BCP’s ‘lone ranger’ in parliament and saw the party growing to seven (7) MPs after the 2009 general elections. Saleshando has a remarkable track record in politicks

  • A novice with a dream

    A novice with a dream0

      He is full of charisma and oozes confidence that he has what it takes to represent the people of Palapye as a member of parliament come October 2014. The youthful Boniface Mankanku of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) spoke to The Voice about his ambitions to lead. Q: Please introduce yourself to our

  • Freedom fighter for Gaborone Central

    Freedom fighter for Gaborone Central0

      Phenyo Butale has big shoes to fit. It may not be easy to replace the late Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) President Gomolemo Motswaledi as the Gaborone Central parliamentary candidate, but Butale has taken the bull by the horns. He is in the process of quitting his plum job in South Africa as the

  • It’s my time to lead

    It’s my time to lead0

      Anna Motlhagodi is not a fresh lady to politics. She has survived many political storms and lost three elections, but the unrelenting Motlhagodi is now holding the bull by its horns in the Gaborone Bonnington North constituency where she is contesting as a parliamentary candidate. A famous lawyer in Gaborone, Motlhagodi believes it is

  • From scribe to politician0

      The hunger for freedom and change has forced a scribe to trade his pen and tools of trade for a political rally microphone. Mmika Solomon needs no introduction. He was introduced to active politics by his friend and former Vice President of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). He is one of the people

  • The people’s darling

    The people’s darling0

      He is a think tank and does not blink when speaking of what he believes. Aubrey Lesaso of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) is the people’s darling and is contesting the elections for the second time in the Shoshong constituency. Confident to win this year’s election, Lesaso agreed to speak to The Voice

  • Up against a steep hill

    Up against a steep hill0

      Rannatshe on a battle to loosen the BDP’s tight grip on Thamaga Kopano Rannatshe is in the thick of the political battle zone for Thamaga-Kumakwane constituency. The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Parliamentary candidate has expressed confidence that he will be the one to wrestle the area from the long-term grip of the Botswana

  • Young leader

    Young leader0

      He took Minister of Education and Development head on. He mobilised all tertiary institutions to boycott classes in what he believed was wrong doing by the current government. He is trying his luck in Gaborone Bonnington North Parliamentary Seat as an Independent candidate. He is Poloko Pitwane. He talks openly about his candidature in

  • Francistown Lady

    Francistown Lady0

      Theresa Gaorelathe Bashadi Mmolawa nee Ntuane is one of a number of women who will be contesting for a Parliamentary position come October 2014. The Voice Reporter Daniel Chida had an interview with the UDC candidate who will be representing the Umbrella body in Francistown East. Q: Welcome Madam, it’s a rare pleasure to have

  • From the UK with love

    From the UK with love0

      He was born in the United Kingdom, he studied in Rwanda. Now he has worked all his adult life in Botswana. At the age of 64, Richard Hartley White is contesting for the Kgalagadi South parliamentary seat on the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) ticket. Will he make it? Read his interview below: Q: Mr

  • Face to face with Botsalo Ntuane

    Face to face with Botsalo Ntuane0

      Botsalo Ntuane has been there and seen( almost) it all in his political life. A former student activist, executive secretary of ruling party, specially elected MP, constituency elected MP and Leader of Opposition, his has been a chequered career so far. This week we place him in the spotlight. Q: On Saturday you brought

  • Man of the people hopes to go back to parliament

    Man of the people hopes to go back to parliament0

      Fidelis MacDonald Mmilili Molao’s return to parliament may turn out to be a walk in the park because opposition parties are failing to field a candidate against him. UDC has not identified its candidate while the fate of the BCP aspirant is still surrounded by uncertainty. The Voice Reporter Daniel Chida had time with

  • Meet Keorapetse, BCP’s youthful

    Meet Keorapetse, BCP’s youthful0

       PHIKWE WEST MP ASPIRANT Dithapelo Keorapetse, a Political Science and Public Administration lecturer at UB (the University of Botswana) since 2008 will be contesting for a Parliamentary seat under BCP (Botswana Congress Party) in Selebi-Phikwe West Constituency. The BCPYL (Botswana Congress Party Youth League) President is also a board member on a number of

  • Ready to serve

    Ready to serve0

      Isaac Davids is not new into politics. He has represented Mochudi East at parliament level before. He is now seeking another term to represent the constituency under Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). He opens up in an interview in a candid interview with The Voice. Q: Mr. Davids, briefly tell us about your political

  • Actor to politics

    Actor to politics0

    For Tshenolo Mabeo politics is both a calling to serve the people and a passion. He is known more as a small screen actor than a politician, his rise to fame coming when he played a leading role in the controversial ‘Thokolosi’ drama. Now that he has joined active politics and trounced Dr. John Seakgosing

  • The Dark Horse of Maun West

    The Dark Horse of Maun West0

      The dark horse in the Maun West constituency George Lubinda is likely to cause a major upset in the upcoming general elections. The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) representative has not been under the spotlight while the other two contenders – Kgosi Tawana Moremi of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and Reaboka Mbulawa of


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