Contrary to fears sparked by embattled Gaborone Mayor, Veronica Lesole, Telegraph investigations have established that the resignation by opposition councilors from council committees will not affect the operations of the council.
Without opposition councilors all for council committees on SHHA/Physical planning; Education and Social Welfare; Finance and Audit cannot meet because they would not form a quorum. Councilor Lesole told the media that this would cripple the council because the committees will not be able to meet to take decisions.
The Telegraph, however, has been able to establish that all committees were scheduled to meet between the 5th and the 10th of October after the 14 day adjournment has lapsed and the council elected new committee members.
A total of 21 opposition councilors resigned from the council committees Monday morning to demonstrate their lack of confidence in Lesole’s leadership.
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) councilor, Ephraim Mabengano, told The Telegraph that Lesole is sensational and a hypocrite because in the past she was part of a motion that called for a 14 day adjournment because her position was under threat.