Barata-Phathi becomes BMD

source: Mmegi
Greg Kelebonye
Staff Writer

Leaders of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) splinter group known as Barata-Phathi have finally agreed on a name for their new party.

The party shall be known as the Botswana Movement For Democracy (BMD), an inside source told The Monitor late yesterday. However, Barata-Phathi spokesman Sidney Pilane declined to confirm nor deny that they have settled on BMD as the name of the party. “What I can tell you is that we have indeed agreed on a name, but we first have to submit that name to the Registrar of Societies. Once the Registrar has approved it, we shall be able to tell you the name,” he said. He added that the name was decided after a lengthy discussion by the party leaders and consultation with the public through phone and radio interviews.

He said the name is in consonance with [continue reading]

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