President Ian Khama has accused Tati East Member of Parliament Guma Moyo of running riot after he was sacked from cabinet. At a Botswana Democratic Party star rally in Tsamaya, Khama launched a scathing attack on Moyo, saying he does not have the interests of the electorates at heart.
He said Moyo is only looking for power and self aggrandizement, as he failed to inform his voters that he is defecting to the newly formed Botswana Movement for Democracy with their parliamentary seat.
“Botswana is a democratic country. Moyo should explain to the electorate why he left the BDP with their seat,” he said.
He took a swipe at Moyo, saying he connived with some unruly BDP members to subvert the BDP leadership’s nation building initiatives.
“They wanted to destroy me and the BDP. We are better off without them,” he said.
Khama said his fallout with Moyo started when he suspended him from cabinet after he got a tip off that he is involved in illegal scams. He said he never had a problem with Moyo, but the MP decided to turn against him after he was suspended from cabinet.
“I had confidence in his abilities. That is why I elected him to cabinet. Instead of waiting for investigations on his business dealings to end, he decided to run riot and attack the party leadership. That is not acceptable,” he said.
Khama also shot salvos at the private media, accusing them of conniving with opposition parties to ruin the BDP.
He said he gave all BDP members who defected to BMD a chance to rehabilitate themselves, but they refused to change.
He denied allegations that he rules the party and the country military style, saying he only imposes discipline when there is need.