The opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has asked Bridgette Motsepe Radebe for R100 million, 200 000 t-shirts, branded vehicles and top South African musicians for their 2019 elections campaign, the Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.
Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko, Alliance for Progressives (AP) President Ndaba Gaolatlhe, UDC parliamentary candidate for Gaborone North Haskings Nkaigwa and Gaborone Mayor Kagiso Thutlwe are among a number of politicians who face being struck off the 2019 Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) voters roll for violating the Electoral Act.
Confusion and intrigue surrounds an application by Botswana National Front (BNF) and Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko’s application to the Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) to be personally granted exclusive ownership of the UDC “presidential” brand.
A frustrated former State and Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) President Ian Khama is expected to address a Kgotla meeting in his home village of Serowe next weekend where he is expected to announce his next step in politics.
A team of South African experts who recommended that Pelonomi Venson Moitoi should withdraw her challenge against President Mokgweetsi Masisi for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) presidency have also recommended strategies to oust Masisi.
Former President, Ian Khama, and Samson Moyo Guma were nowhere to be seen on Friday as their handpicked presidential candidate Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi delivered the devastating news, pulling the plug on their grand plan to oust President Mokgweetsi Masisi.
The court only determines matters brought before it on the basis that the applicant has a leg to stand on, a principle known as locus standi, and the presidential aspirant in the Botswana Democratic Party race - Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi has not demonstrated that to the full.
Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s supporters are lobbying him to contest for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) chairmanship in what is believed to be part of a grand plan to oust President Mokgweetsi Masisi.