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The Dark Horse of Maun West

The Dark Horse of Maun West

Apr. 11 | DETERMINED: George Lubinda 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...

PREPARING FOR PALIARMENT

PREPARING FOR PALIARMENT

Apr. 4 | He comes across as reserved and shy to field questions from The Voice newspaper. CANDIDATE: Sadique Kebonang But make no mistake this lawyer by training habours serious political ambition that he is determined to pursue vigorously this year. After...

FROM THE BARRACKS TO THE FREEDOM SQUARE

FROM THE BARRACKS TO THE FREEDOM SQUARE

Mar. 28 | Meet Richard Moleofe a political novice from Mogoditshane.  He is contesting this year’s elections as an independent parliamentary candidate in the constituency. As a new comer to partisan politics we asked our readers to pose questions to...

DOW FOR UNITY

DOW FOR UNITY

Mar. 21 | PARLIAMENT ASPIRANT: Dr Unity Dow Mochudi West Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Parliamentary Candidate Dr Unity Dow fields questions from The Voice readers. Q. Checks MphoSelato: What are your intentions for the youth in Artesia? A. The question is too...

FREEDOM FIGHTER

FREEDOM FIGHTER

Mar. 14 | James Mathokgwane is not your ordinary politician. The former Secretary General of the Botswana National Front Youth League (BNFYL) is a hands-on politician who takes the plight of the people seriously. He resigned from a plum post as a Director to be...

DETERMINED TO LEAD

DETERMINED TO LEAD

Mar. 7 | FLYING SOLO: Stephen Sorinyana He is no doubt a political heavyweight in opposition politics, especially in Ramotswa where he is credited for having built and grown the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) single handedly. But Stephen Sorinyana has left his...

FROM UNIONIST TO ACTIVE POLITICS

FROM UNIONIST TO ACTIVE POLITICS

Feb. 28 | FORMER BOFEPUSO Publicity Secretary in the running for parliament on BCP ticket. He is better known as the sharp talking Botswana Federation of Public Sector’s Publicity Secretary, but Goretetse Kekgonegile has quit his job to contest in the general...

POLITICALLY AMBITIOUS

POLITICALLY AMBITIOUS

Feb. 21 | Ambition, determination and the will to represent the people of Gaborone Central in the upcoming general elections is what motivated Tumisang Mangwegape-Healey to contest for a parliamentary seat. The political novice opens up in an interview with MMIKA...

BACK ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

BACK ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Feb. 14 | CANDIDATE: Mohammed Khan Former BNF Treasurer, Deputy Secretary General, Secretary General and Publicity Secretary Mohammed Khan is back on the political field after a 3-year absence from office. He is in the running for Molepolole North under the UDC...

SPINMASTER

SPINMASTER

Feb. 7 | “JOINING THE BNF IS ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS I EVER MADE IN MY LIFE” Politics is not a game for the faint hearted. For Moeti Mohwasa to have survived the storms that engulfed Botswana National Front (BNF) as its spin master was not easy. He has stood...

NDABA THE REVOLUTIONIST

NDABA THE REVOLUTIONIST

Jan. 31 | Plus pic DETERMINED: Ndaba Gaolathe He is soft spoken, down to earth and easily approachable by people from all walks of life.  Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) deputy president Ndaba Gaolathe opens up in an interview with Daniel Chida about his...

ACID TEST FOR TAWANA

ACID TEST FOR TAWANA

Jan. 24 | ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Tawana Moremi The Batawana Kgosikgolo Tawana Moremi will for the first time contest the Maun West parliamentary seat as an opposition candidate. Although, he is the incumbent and very popular, many believe that his rival will give...

MELS PRESIDENT THEMBA JOINA JOINS THE RACE FOR TONOTA

MELS PRESIDENT THEMBA JOINA JOINS THE RACE FOR TONOTA

Jan. 10 | EYEING THE SEAT: Themba Joina Themba Joina is not an ordinary politician. He is the president of Marxist Engels Lenin and Stalin (MELS) a communist party in Botswana. Also a practicing attorney Joina speaks to MMIKA SOLOMON about his party’s recent...

UP FOR A CHALLENGE

UP FOR A CHALLENGE

Dec. 13 | CANDIDATE: Osimilwe Fish BNF NORTH WEST REGION SG IN THE RACE FOR MAUN EAST Botswana National Front’s (BNF) Secretary for Economic Affairs Osimilwe Fish will contest as Maun East MP under Umbrella for Democratic Change ticket. Fish is also the North...

GLADIATOR THAT DEFIES THE EMPEROR

GLADIATOR THAT DEFIES THE EMPEROR

Dec. 6 | BRAVE: Mbulawa The Voice Reporter Daniel Chida tracked down Reaboka Ren Mbulawa, the man who has shown the guts to take on the much feared Batawana Paramount Chief, Kgosi Tawana Moremi at Maun West Constituency. The Botswana Democratic Party parliamentary...

YOUNG VISIONARY IN THE RACE FOR PARLIAMENT

YOUNG VISIONARY IN THE RACE FOR PARLIAMENT

Nov. 29 | VISIONARY: Dimpho Mashaba Armed with a vision for the people of Selibi-Phikwe and a burning desire to serve the people, Dimpho Mashaba, 29 has entered a terrain known for people with thick skin and bucket loads with money. Determined to represent Selibi-...

GRANNY WITH A VISION

GRANNY WITH A VISION

Nov. 22 | CANDIDATE: Dr Habona After losing twice in the Tonota North constituency, Dr Habaudi Hobona of Botswana Congress Party (BCP) is trying her luck for the third time to become an elected a member of parliament. Will the 64- year- surgeon be lucky in Francistown...

WHICH LAMB IS UP FOR THE CHOP?

WHICH LAMB IS UP FOR THE CHOP?

Nov. 22 | AGE IS NOTHING BUT A NUMBER Four politicians are set to battle it out for the hearts and minds of the Francistown West voters this weekend. Among the candidates hoping to win the bye elections caused by the death of th BDP Mp Tshelang Masisi a few months...

A WOMAN IN POLITICS FINDS HER NICHE

A WOMAN IN POLITICS FINDS HER NICHE

Nov. 15 | HIGH FLYER: Tumie Modise “Politics opens one’s mind; you learn new things every day.” She is not your regular politician. Tumelo ‘Tumy’ Modise is a self confessed face-book addict who doesn’t miss a chance to post or comment on any matter...

FROM THE NEWSROOM TO THE FREEDOM SQUARE

FROM THE NEWSROOM TO THE FREEDOM SQUARE

Nov. 8 | “But the peopleare mad at the ruling party, I don’t want to lie.” Veteran journalist Banyana Segwe has traded ther high office in the government media for partisan politics. These past week Segwe who hopes to beat her rival in the BDP primaries...