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The rise and fall of Lotty

The rise and fall of Lotty


Back-to-back defeats, but what went wrong?

Brash and outspoken, Lotty Manyapetsa has endured a tough few weeks.

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) member’s slide began early last month, when he lost his position as Gaborone City Deputy Mayor.

The dust had barely settled when Lotty received another kick where it hurts, losing his BDP Gaborone Regional Chairperson seat to Lepsy Mosope last weekend.

He does, at least, have his ‘specially elected councillor’ status to cling to.

Seven years after he joined the ruling party, it marks somewhat of a crossroads in his political ...

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