The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Botswana's court of appeal on Wednesday dismissed an opposition bid to challenge election results that enabled President Mokgweetsi Masisi to secure a five-year term.
A high court in Botswana's capital has dismissed the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change's call to have the results of the October general election thrown out over "irregularities".
Botswana's court of appeal has ruled in favour of hearing an opposition bid to throw out general election results after a lower court rejected their petition for lack of evidence.
Botswana has voted in a cliffhanger election set to test the decades-long dominance of the ruling party and challenge the country's image of stability.
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