The University of Botswana on Monday suspended Student Representative Council (SRC) president Macdonald Sayed Kgosiekae pending a disciplinary hearing.
A disciplinary hearing will be scheduled for a date not later than 30th of June 2015.
According to University of Botswana on the 18th of June 2015, Kgosiekae acting alone suspended the Secretary General and Administrative Secretary from the office.
“It must be noted that in the suspension of the 2 council members, the SRC President flouted and contravened the SRC Constitution in that he did not consult with the Executive members of Council before instituting the disciplinary processes against the two members,” reads a letter from UB council.
University of Botswana Council further argues that the conduct of the SRC president in purporting to suspend fellow SRC members constitutes a contravention of the SRC constitution and rules of natural justice that the institution of the SRC must uphold.
UB Council said in their arguments that having regard to the urgency of the matter, the Council called a meeting on the 19th of June 2015 in which a resolution not to recognize the purported suspensions meted out the two council members as they are nullity and inconsequential, and they shall therefore continue to serve in their respective capacities as SRC Ministers.
“The conduct of the SRC President constitution, undermines the proper operation of the SRC office in that it encourages disunity, in suspending members of Council without Consultation and thereby brings disrepute to the good name of the SRC.
“It is with these reasons that we UB council declared the office of the SRC President vacant until further notice.”