An elderly Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) woman has rekindled hopes of the many party faithful that Botswana Movement for Democratic Change leader Gomolemo Motswaledi could return to his former party.
The un-identified woman remarked during the questions and answer session chaired by Assistant Minister for the Office of the President, Gloria Somolekae during the BDP’s14th National Women’s Wing Congress in Kang over the weekend: “He is our child and we want him to come back to the party,” she said to an applause from some of the women in the hall. She added that she respected and valued what Motswaledi stood for during his years with the party.
Notwithstanding the commendation the Secretary General for the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has refused to entertain questions on whether he would ever return to the ruling party in his lifetime.
He was adamant that answering such a question could create a sense of doubt among members of his party and followers.
In 2010, some members of the BDP among them Motswaledi, Botsalo Ntuane, Kabo Morwaeng, and Guma Moyo defected from the ruling party to form the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD).
All the latter members have since rejoined the ruling party.