Wairi licks his wounds after by-election defeat
Weeks ahead of the Moselewapula Ward by-elections in Gerald Estate, Francistown, the then Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) candidate, Mmoloki Wairi, seemed to be set to cruise to victory.
His fortunes would, however, change when his party, Botswana Congress Party (BCP), decided to go it alone and not use the UDC symbol, just two weeks before the by-elections.
Caught off guard, and with little time on their hands, the UDC roped in Gift Tebo to represent them.
When ballots were counted on 30th July, the late entrant to the race won ...