BDP splinter party adopts new symbol, colour but split over name

source: Sunday Standard
by Oliver Modise

Despite forging ahead with an interim constitution, party colour and symbol, the Barata-Phathi faction of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is still to reach an agreement on the name for the new party.

The splinter party leadership will convene a meeting in Gaborone today (Sunday) at which a decision will be taken on what name the new movement should assume. So far the party has chosen the colour orange and a ‘V’ sign as its symbol.

First on the list of names that have been approved by the registrar of societies as possible names for the new party is BarataPhathi Freedom Party (BFP).

Botswana Democratic Alliance (BDC), Botswana Movement For Democracy (BMD), Movement For Democracy and The Real Democrats of Botswana.

Also in the list are the names, Alliance For Botswana Democracy, BarataPhathi Democratic Movement and Independent Democrats.

“The V sign means [continue reading]


  1. Our democracy is a sure 1. The real democrats have spoken and acted without fear of death for the sake of a God fearing people. Gatwe ba seka ba tsamaya ka di seats! you shall not go empty handed! Spoil the egyptians! As Yaweh commanded in exodus 3. Viva Botswana movement for democracy a.k.a barata-batho

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