The Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) inner national executive committee failed to attend the Kweneng region fundraising dinner dance which was held at the weekend at Tlokweng’s Oasis Motel.
Contacted by The Telegraph, MP Guma Moyo, who was expected to be the guest speaker, confirmed he also did not show up at the dinner dance.
He said he had received the BMD invitation to give the keynote address. “The best person to contact is the party President Mr Motswaledi for more details as to why I did not attend their event,” he said.
Moyo stated that there is a lot of discussion going on between him and the party, adding that he was not in a position to reveal why he did not attend the BMD Kweneng region fundraising dinner dance.
“This is an internal matter of the party and I am not a member of this political party,” said Moyo.
BMD President Gomolemo Motswaledi also did not attend the event and his apology was never mentioned. He was not available for comment as his phone rung unanswered.
It is speculated that some members boycotted the event because they were against Moyo’s invitation as the guest speaker.
Also the party’s Vice President, Botsalo Ntuane, did not show up, so did the treasurer Odirile Motlhale and his deputy Binkie Kerileng, along with the secretary general Winter Mmolotsi.
Some of the executive committee members present at the dinner dance included MP Gilbert Mangole, Rhoda Sekgororoane and Dr Tlamelo Mmatli. The Kweneng region committee members, led by Chairman Pako Keokilwe, were all present, together with the region’s councilors.
It is reported that BMD Chairman, MP Nehemiah Modubule, was engaged at the opposition cooperation talks meeting while Ntuane and Motlhale were engaged on official duties.
BMD spokesperson, Rasina Rasina, said the dinner was open to everyone and not only BMD members only. He said majority of them were held up due to other commitments.
“We would have loved them to attend the dinner dance,” he said.
Meanwhile, BMD Coordinator-National Mobilization, Kabo Morwaeng, said the fundraising dinner dance was paving way for the massive upcoming Kweneng region launch, which is scheduled for October 29 in Molepolole. “In the history of BMD Kweneng region, it will be a crucial rally and we strongly believe it will be successful,” said Morwaeng. He stated that BMD objectives are to unite all the people of Botswana for the complete liberation of the country from all forms of discrimination and oppression.
“We are targeting twenty thousand people in attendance and also international and local artists are expected,” said Morwaeng.