The Botswana National Front President, Otsweletse Moupo, has appointed Dr. Lebohang Letsie as an additional member to his Central Committee.
Dr. Letsie is a well know women’s rights activist.
She is also an academic at the University of Botswana.
Although Moupo has not yet officially announced the appointment of Letsie, The Sunday Standard can reveal that she has been approached by Moupo and has agreed to serve.
She will become part of the three Central Committee additional members allowed Moupo under the BNF Constitution.
The appointment of a non leftist woman who is largely respected across the spectrum gives credence to a popular thinking that Moupo wants a fresh start following a recent Special Congress at which he defeated his former deputy Dr. Kathleen Letshabo.
Letsie’s appointment is hoped to bring depth and gender sensitivity to the BNF Central Committee.
Moupo called the Special Congress after he publicly came out into the open that the party Central Committee and Executive were paralysed by endless misunderstandings between himself and Letshabo.
Sources close to the BNF said Moupo was negotiating with two more high value catches.
Negotiations are at advanced stages and announcements are expected on Monday.