Pilane sticks to his guns

In July 2017, what became known as the ‘bloody Bobonong congress’ gave rise to the Botswana Movement for Democracy’s third President, Sidney Pilane.

An acclaimed lawyer known for his legal brilliance, Pilane has always been highly, some would say ruthlessly, ambitious.

Despite his alleged rejection by the masses, the grey-haired politician defiantly stuck it out and remains a key figure in opposition politics.

Pilane is a difficult man to track down. His hectic schedule means he is out of the country more often than not.

Indeed in an average week, Pilane spends around three days in Botswana and the rest abroad on business.

However, not one to be put off, after months of trying The Voice’s SHARON MATHALA finally secured a meeting with the BMD leader at his plush office in the heart of the CBD.

As ever, Pilane does not mince his words and talks unapologetically about his differences with Duma Boko in this explosive, no-holds-barred interview.


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