Botswana's opposition UDC confident October elections will be annulled

UDC Spokesperson Moeti Mohwasa says there were irregularities in some of the constituencies.

FILE: Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) leader Boko Duma (L) and vice president Dumelang Saleshando listen at a rally campaign for the general elections in Gaborone on 19 October 2019. Botswana will have their general election on 23 October 2019. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Botswana's opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change said that it had a strong case that may see the country's October elections being annulled.

The appeal court has decided to allow the party to challenge the poll on 29 January.

It overturned a high court decision that dismissed the application last month.

The Botswana Democratic Party won with a majority of 38 seats of the 57-member parliament while the UDC secured 15 seats.

But UDC spokesperson Moeti Mohwasa said there were irregularities in some of the constituencies.

"There was one that did not support the ruling party. We are positive that we have a strong case of the evidence that is before us."