Voters in the Gaborone North constituency are geared up to cast their vote. Gaborone North with a population of 46 434 consists of six wards. The hotly contested constituency sees Haskins Nkaigwa (UDC), Thatayaone Molefhi (AP), Mpho Balopi (BDP), and Sidney Pilane (BMD) battling for a spot to represent the constituency.
At two of the five polling stations in the Marapoathutlwa ward, voting is going very well. Residing officer for Phillip Mosotle station, Thatayaone Sikwane tells this publication that 867 people registered, and that slightly above 300 people have cast their vote. Opposite Phillip Moshotle, voting at the Livingstone Kolobeng College polling station, everything is going smoothly.
Residing officer Onkemetse Sikwa explains that 486 people registered. "Half of that number has already voted," he says. He also explains that earlier during the day, the voters alerted them about a pregnant woman who appeared unwell. "They gave her a chance to skip the line so that she could be rushed to the clinic," he says.