State media taking sides in BDP feud – Ndlovu

source: Mmegi

The state owned Botswana Television (Btv) and Radio Botswana (RB) are seemingly taking sides in the ongoing Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) wrangles.

Since the saga unfolded last week, both Btv and Radio Botswana have only been reporting the views of the BDP central committee, which is dominated by the A-faction.

On Wednesday Btv news bulletin, a member of the central committee, Tebelelo Seretse, was interviewed in the studio about the party position. The following morning she was doing the same interview on RB.

On Monday, Btv aired a statement, which was delivered late, warning members of the Barata-Phathi to surrender their BDP membership cards within 48 hours.

On the eve of the Barata-Phathi Saturday meeting, Btv aired another statement from the BDP leadership, which was warning that the convention would be “illegal”. Both Btv and Radio Botswana have never bothered to [continue reading]

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