Motsepe-Radebe financed Khama’s Serowe meetings

10 Jun 2019

South African multi-millionaire Bridgette Motsepe Radebe financed former President Lt Gen Ian Khama recent meeting in Serowe where he announced his resignation from the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and unveiled the new party – Botswana Patriotic Front.

Sunday Standard investigations have turned up invoices from Are you Afro Printing Pty (Ltd) in South Africa made out to Mmakau Mining for black T-shits with Khama’s face on the front and the words “Eseng mo go Kgosi Kgolo”at the back.

Bridgette Motsepe Radebe who is the Founder, Executive Chairperson and CEO of Mmakau Mining(Pty) Ltd paid for 30 000 T- shirts for Khama’s campaign.

The first invoice number 4331 was for 2500 black T-shirts valued at R92 000 and the second invoice 4332 was also for 2500 T-shirts also valued at the same amount. The 500 t-shirts of the planned 30 000 were to be delivered in time for Khama’s report back meeting in Serowe.

President Khama on Friday 17th May met Bridgette Motsepe Radebe, Malcolm X and Tshwane Malope, a member of the African National Congress (ANC) professionals and academic task team at the NAC VIP Lounge, Lansaria Airport where he among other things briefed the meeting about his Serowe meeting the previous week and to prepare for the next meeting where he was to announce his resignation.

Sunday Standard investigations further revealed that Pelonomi Venson Moitoi, her husband Prince Moitoi and former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services Isaac Kgosi were involved in organising Khama’s meetings.

On May 19th Bridgette Motsepe Radebe had lunch with Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi and her husband Prince Moitoi at Pigale Bedfordview Restaurant where they among other things discussed logistics for the Serowe meeting where Khama was to announce his resignation from the BDP.

Prince Moitoi briefed the meeting that he and a colleague only had a week to organise the last Serowe meeting but were able to attract 5000 Khama loyalists. He said they had two weeks to organise the next meeting and were expecting 10 000 loyalists. He briefed the meeting that tents and toilets had already been arranged for the Serowe meeting.

It also emerged during the meeting that Isaac Kgosi had called Bridgette Motsepe Radebe and one of her sidekicks that they should deliver in time for the meeting 5000 of the 30 000 T-shirts they were printing.