|The Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) has taken the Botswana government to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for persecuting union leaders. BFTU secretary general, Tebogo Makhale said yesterday that the complaint is about the 461 workers including the Botswana Mining Workers’ Union (BMWU) leaders sacked by Debswana. “The leaders were sacked for inciting workers to strike. But there is no evidence on that. We believe that this is harassment of union leaders,” said Makhale.