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Joint press release of the UDC and BCP on Terms of Reference

04-06-16

 

The Telegraph Newspaper of Wednesday 29th June 2016, Vol 8, Issue No. 23 carried a headline story entitled, “UDC Members Rattled by BCP Initiated ‘Terms of Reference’”. The Article makes reference to the Terms of Reference which have allegedly been drawn up by the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) to guide the opposition talks between the BCP and Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC).

We wish to place it on record that both the BCP and UDC (the negotiating partners) are not aware of any terms of reference proposed by the BCP. Thus neither the BCP nor the UDC have any proposed terms of reference nor has any of them, received from another, any such terms. To the extent that no such terms as suggested have been proposed nor received by any of the negotiation parties, there are no members of either who have seen, least ‘rattled’ by any initiated terms.

 

Moeti Mohwasa

UDC Head of Communications

Dithapelo Keorapetse

BCP Information and Publicity Secretary

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