Member of Parliament of Tati East Guma Moyo has resigned from the Botswana Movement of Democracy (BMD) and politics to concentrate on emerging business opportunities.
BMD official, Kabo Morwaeng, confirmed Moyo’s resignation and labeled it as a loss to the movement. He stated that Moyo has been at the forefront in the formation of BMD. He said Moyo was also heavily involved during the marathon Motswaledi court case as well as in fund raising events. He stated that as party treasurer, Moyo has made numerous contributions to BMD over the past year.
“He was just exercising his democratic right as any other political activist would do,” said Morwaeng.
Morwaeng stated that Moyo will be on the opposition bench as an independent Member of Parliament. He said there will be a gap where he was but the party will continue running.┬á He also urged party members not to disperse after the departure of Moyo. ┬á
During the BMD first inaugural congress on April 29, Moyo publicly stated that he would not stand for any National Executive Committee position, which reinforced suspicion that he was not planning to stay in the party. In his resignation,┬á Moyo said he preferred to assist than to be in the forefront.
According to BMD President Gomolemo Motswaledi, Moyo has assessed his involvement in business and politics and he came to the conclusion that he cannot do both.┬á He stated that Moyo told him that he saw his calling more in business and that opportunities that are emerging in that line require his full and undivided attention.
“To that end, he had no choice but to resign from politics which also meant termination of his membership of BMD,” said Motswaledi.
Motswaledi stated that Moyo leaves the party a strong organisation able to take on its mission without having to depend on any one person or any select group of people.┬á Also, Motswaledi said he appreciated his commitment, sacrifice and the convivial manner in which he worked with colleagues whilst a BMD member.
“We need to count our blessings and name them one by one and we will be shocked to realise that we continue to be blessed,” said Motswaledi.