Botswana: Ngoma AP candidate in Tati East

Published: 23/Jul/2019
Source: The Patriot (Gaborone)

Former Francistown Mayor, Peter Ngoma will contest the upcoming general elections at Tati East constituency under the Alliance for Progressives (AP) ticket. Ngoma who is currently a specially elected councillor in Francistown City Council recently dumped the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) for the purple movement after he lost primary elections at Zwenshambe ward in Tati West constituency.


The parliamentary hopeful further reasoned that most of constituents are unemployed because they do not have national identity cards. Ngoma highlighted that most of them were born between Zimbabwean and Motswana parents but they are told to renounce their Zimbabwean citizenship before they can be issued with identity cards. “Most of the affected people were born in Botswana; they have never gone to Zimbabwe so it is difficult for them to renounce their Zimbabwean citizenship. Our government needs to help those people and end their misery as they are living in abject poverty,” he reiterated.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports, Statelessness
Regions: Botswana
Year: 2019