Tuesday, October 4, 2022

‘I had my confidence in Batswana and God’ – Motswaledi

Following the recent settlement of legal costs by the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), Interim Chairman, Gomolemo Motswaledi, last week told the Telegraph that despite the adversity that he went through he had much confidence in Batswana and God.

He spoke to the Telegraph on the sidelines of a BMD star rally in Tonota South Constituency.

Motswaledi, who was recently rescued from legal costs amounting to 351 000, went on to say that he learnt a lesson and added that it is very important to note that justice is suppose to be served.

“The pursuit of justice is not an easy thing as it is costly, but at the end of the day it is suppose to be served,” he said.

Touching on the rumours that some of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) members contributed towards debt relief, Motswaledi pointed out that he is not aware of whether there are BDP members who contributed to his welfare and could only say that what he knows is that people from different races, religion and cultures, collectively as Batswana, came to his salvation.

Addressing the rally, Motswaledi thanked Batswana for giving him support during this trying period, adding that if it was not for their compassion and support, he could have been languishing in jail and could have lost his property.

He went further to point out that with God’s power the enemies can always be triumphed over, adding that it is very touching to realize that some of Batswana sacrificed their meager earnings to help rescue his property from the auctioneers hammer.

“This has really proven that Batswana are a peaceful, loving and caring nation,” he told the rally.

Motswaledi went on to tell the Tonota BMD members why he decided to leave the Botswana Democratic Party, saying that he left the party because of the autocratic rule by the leader of the party.

He took a swipe at the BDP, saying that the party had failed dismally to develop the lives of Batswana as they continue to live in abject poverty while certain individuals continue to enrich themselves with the resources of the country.

On a different note Motswaledi told the participants to treat Botswana as a country which belongs to each of them, not to certain individuals.

“If you do not take responsibility to be part owners of the country, you will continue to be denied resources and the wealth of your country by certain greedy individuals.”

The Tonota BMD rally attracted scores of people, including some members of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP).


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