MOCHUDI – In a gesture of cross-party solidarity, the leaders of opposition parties Duma Boko of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and Ndaba Gaolathe of the Alliance for Progressives (AP), were amongst multitudes mourners who attended the memorial service of the late Mochudi East Member of Parliament (MP) Isaac Davids which was held in Mochudi village on Thursday.
Also amongst those in attendance was the BDP Chairperson who is also the Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi as well as the party Secretary Mpho Balopi.
Speaking at the ceremony, shortly before Masisi, the Mochudi East branch Chairman Sediko Meswele said that Davids first joined the ruling party some 20 years ago before rejoining the opposition parties some years later.
”I remember Davids long time back in 1998 when I recruited him to our big party “Domi” when I visited this homestead. He was then with the opposition parties only to take heeding of our proposals and eventually join our beloved party that will see him enter the Hallowed House of Parliament”, Meswele said.
Meswele encouraged all those who have deserted the ruling BDP to follow suit and die in the hands of the much loved party as did Davids.
“You will remember that the late Davids at some point jump-shipped to the opposition but retraced his footsteps to the BDP recently. God dictated that he be part of us and to die alongside us.” Meswele continued.
Before the Thursday memorial, politicians across the political divide continued to pay tribute to the late MP who was murdered over the weekend.
Amongst those who have so far shared their interpersonal relationship experiences with Davids on social media include Francistown South legislature, Wynter Mmolotsi as well as Gaborone Central’s Phenyo Butale.
Without knowledge of the untimely death of Davids, the on exile Bakgatla Paramount Chief Kgosi Kgafela II also paid tribute to the late MP in his book ÔÇô “The King’s journal”.
Meanwhile Davids is expected to be buried in Mochudi this coming Saturday.