Saturday, November 28, 2020

Suspended BDP activist appeals to Khama

Suspended Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) parliamentary candidate for Gaborone Bonnington South, Christian Nthuba, has written to President Ian Khama appealing his suspension.

Nthuba who was suspended from the party last week by President Khama wants the president to re-consider his suspension.

In an interview with The Telegraph, Nthuba said he has written a letter to Khama and has also appealed to the central committee to re-consider his suspension.

“I have been accused of things I did not do. The President was fed with information that led to my suspension,” he said.

Nthuba said that as far as he knows, a few weeks ago he had reported to some members of the Central Committee a case in which some people’s names were removed from the voter roll in his constituency. He said when he was still waiting for the response from the central committee; he was surprised to receive the suspension letter from Khama.

He believes the President was not told “the true story” and he has since requested to meet him. However Nthuba refused to divulge the contents of his letter to President Khama saying it has all the information about the facts at the party office concerning voter rolls.

Nthuba’s suspension comes after strong allegations to the effect that President Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe National Union ÔÇô Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) is meddling in Khama’s succession plan.

It is said that ZANU-PF is sponsoring some individuals inside the BDP as a way of influencing Khama’s succession plan.

It is also reported that the Directorate of Intelligence Services (DIS) has briefed Khama about the developments and Khama is expected to act on the information this week.

The Botswana Police Service (BPS) has also been roped in to investigate the election fraud at Tsholetsa House. Thus far some party staff has since been questioned by the police over the allegations of manipulating voter’s roll, and bribing of party staff.

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