How much does Boko know about the plot to topple Masisi?

24 Jun 2019

What does he know and when did he know it? This famous line that brought down the late US president Richard Nixon may come to haunt Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko as it emerges that he was privy to details of the dirty campaign to topple President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

Sunday Standard investigations have turned up information that Boko’s public relations company, Status Reputation Management has been working with President Lt Gen Ian Khama and his financier Bridget Motsepe Radebe to topple President Mokgweetsi Masisi since last year.

Status Reputation Management Chief Executive Officer, Madelain Roscher and one of Bridgette Motsepe’s lackeys and a member of the African National Congress (ANC) professionals and academic task team Tshwane Malope have been in and out of Botswana on numerous occasions since last year on behalf of Bridgette Motsepe Radebe where they had meetings with a group of youth social media “experts” brought together by Khama as part of the campaign to topple President Masisi.

It has further emerged that the Botswana National Front (BNF) command is privy to the plan by Khama, Motsepe Radebe and Roscher. During his meeting last month at Klerksdorp’s Mike’s Kitchen with Bridgette Motsepe Radebe’s side kick Malcolm X and National Union of Mineworkers President Joseph Montisetse, the UDC spokesperson and BNF Secretary General Moeti Mohwasa briefed the meeting about how the plan could help the UDC fortunes at the 2019 general elections.

Mohwasa who was waxing lyrical about Khama, calling him “an institution” briefed the group that, “”Khama has youths who are influential on social media, and they are going to start a campaign against Masisi and the BDP.”

Mohwasa told the Mike’s Kitchen meeting that he was representing Boko. Responding to a Sunday Standard questionnaire last week, Mohwasa lied about their relationship with Bridgette Motsepe Radebe. He told the Sunday Standard that: In his written response, Mohwasa tried to play down the meeting saying: “It would not be correct to say we asked for that money from Bridgette Motsepe. Yes I met my friend Joseph Montisetse, who I have known for a number of years in Klerksdorp. He was with his friends and we talked about the Botswana political landscape in general. I was in town for a wedding that was taking place the next day. He lives in Orkney, just outside Klerksdorp. So naturally I had to check on him and he suggested that we have dinner at Mike's Kitchen. He was with two other people, one of whom I later learned was Malcolm X. In our conversation we talked about the challenges faced by the opposition in the country. I have to say that the leadership of the UDC has an obligation to talk to potential sponsors and I guess the same goes for any party. I and others in the party have and continue to talk to many people both within and outside the country. We however carry out due diligence on all who promise to assist. We do not take money from anyone and as far as I know we are not expecting any money from Bridgette Motsepe. We haven’t even made any follow up meeting therefore to suggest that we are expecting branded vehicles and top South African artists is incorrect. In fact that talk of artists and t shirts was when we were talking about the manifesto launch. So since there were no foreign artist in Maun and 200 000 t-shirts, I take it that you have been answered. So we did not get any help and are not expecting help from Bridgette Motsepe. We are not even pursuing her.”

The Sunday Standard can however reveal that, towards the end of their meeting, Mohwasa told Malcolm X that, “Malcolm, I will communicate with you on daily basis regarding all our public and secret meetings in Botswana towards elections. Strictly use WhatsApp for calls and messages.”

The Sunday Standard has also established that at the time he moved a motion of no confidence against Masisi in parliament last year, he was already part of the quadruple alliance with Khama, Motsepe Radebe and Roscher

The Sunday Standard can further reveal that Roscher the boss lady behind Boko’s Public Relations company has been having meetings with Motsepe Radebe and Malcolm X. Among his other high profile client is President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Felix Tshisekedi.