The Member of Parliament for Ramotswa, Odirile Motlhale, is set to formally announce his resignation from the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) to join the opposition Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) at a press conference tomorrow morning in Ramotswa.
BMD sources say Motlhale has been one of them to all intents and purposes, having formally informed his supporters over the weekend. The youthful MP will be unveiled by the BMD at the press conference that will be addressed by his friend, interim BMD chairperson Botsalo Ntuane. Motlhale would not entertain any media enquiries yesterday at the National Assembly, although he donned a tie in the telltale orange colour of the BMD. Motlhale arrived at Parliament Buildings with BMD new acquisition, the MP for Shoshong Phillip Makgalemele.
Mmegi is reliably informed that Motlhale bid farewell to his supporters last Saturday. But Ntuane, who is also the new Leader of the Opposition, would not give any comment when approached regarding Motlhale's defection