`Give us two weeks to register our party` – Barata-Phathi

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

The Barata-Phathi , a breakaway group of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party will announce the name of their new party in two weeks after it has been registered and its colours decided, according to spokesperson, Sidney Pilane, speaking on Wednesday this week.

He also stated that Kweneng South East MP, Edward Raletobana, told the Barata-Phathi that he is trying to facilitate mediation between them and BDP president, Ian Khama.

Raletobana is reported to have met Khama without the blessing of the Barata-Phathi and they discussed the faction’s intention to break away and form a new party.

“After a long discussion it was agreed that Sir Ketumile Masire’s mediation effort would be the only way we are following and there is no need for another mediation.

We will negotiate through Masire but I can assure you that [continue reading]


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