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Lucas finally triumphs after 20 years

PATIENT: Taolo Lucas finally made it to parliament after five attempts

Veteran opposition politician, Paolo Lucas, finally saw his patience pay off when he won the parliamentary seat for Bobonong constituency in last week’s general elections.

Lucas who was contesting under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) ticket first contested for the elections in the constituency in 1999 under Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and would continue contesting for elections that followed thereafter.

Although in 2014 he lost to Shaw Kgathi with a rather slim margin of 120, last week Lucas won Bobonong parliamentary seat by beating his close opponent, Francisco Kgoboko wit...

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