Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The Prince who would be King
The Prince who would be King


The Prince who would be King



Botswana National Front’s (BNF) Vice President (VP), Prince Dibeela’s dreams of becoming party leader look to be on increasingly shaky ground.

The BNF second-in-command’s plans to challenge Duma Boko for the party presidency are fast going awry with would-be allies ditching him for the opposite camp.

Dibeela’s faction suffered a bitter blow after their target for the VP position, Dr Patrick Molutsi, joined forces with Boko’s lobbyists in the Chairman role.

The Prince who would be King
BOKO’S MAN: Dr Molutsi

The position is yet to be filled.

Dibeela’s group, ‘Team Restoration: Returning the BNF to its Revolutionary Culture’, were dealt a further knock with the loss of Tabona Masole, reportedly earmarked for National Organising Secretary.

Just like Molutsi, Masole turned down Dibeela for Boko’s camp.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

According to an inside source, this double blow has left Dibeela extremely frustrated as he had envisioned the two ‘defectors’ playing a crucial role in his rise.

“Chances are that after the congress, Dibeela will be an ordinary member because if he loses the presidency seat then it will be over for him. Already the journey is getting tough for his team.”

The source predicted there would be more high-profile defections after lockdown, ‘further crippling Dibeela’s campaign’.

When contacted for a quote, Dibeela would not be drawn into discussing the matter.

The Prince who would be King

“I cannot comment on such allegations,” was all the 2019 general elections candidate for Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) for Mmathethe/Molapowabojang was prepared to say.

Similarly, Molutsi flatly refused to comment on the issue.

“I don’t discuss BNF matters with the media,” explained the man who unsuccessfully stood as the UDC candidate for Goodhope/Mabule constituency at last year’s general elections.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

However, Masole confirmed he had turned Dibeela’s team down.

The Prince who would be King

“It is true I was approached by Dibeela’s team but I told them that I and the region are supportive of the party president’s campaign team. We also have to wait for the northern regional congress to give us a direction.”

Masole stressed his decision was nothing personal against Dibeela.

“We are all BNF members,” concluded the Marobela ward Councillor.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

Latest News

The mystery deepens on Lobatse missing child “Rrabeisane has told me that three men and two women abducted my son for ritual purposes to...


Athletics next generation ready to shine alongside veterans Exactly a month to go until the World Athletics Championships, Botswana’s hopes of American glory rest...

Latest News

A 49-year-old Maun man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping a deaf and dumb student from the school where he...

Latest News

Dad maintains innocence, insists confession was beaten out of him Dubbed ‘dirty dad’ by the media, a Maun man accused of repeatedly raping his...

Latest News

‘I though it was cloths not drugs!’ Four months after he was caught with big bags of marijuana in his vehicle, a South African...

Latest News

The pre-election period in Zimbabwe is depressingly predictable. It is always marred with violence and the main political parties accusing each other of bloodshed....

Latest News

Frustrated FCTVE students down tools For the second time in a matter of months, fed-up students from Francistown College of Technical and Vocational Education...

Latest News

Trending mum sees freedom set at P2k The Molepolole mum who faced the wrath of social media last month after she was filmed forcing...