However, Station Commander Superintendent, Kebafethetse Mothubane, has categorically denied the report declaring that 'the BNF conference in Jwaneng was not a security threat'.
"We are treating it as a normal activity," said Mothubane. He said that his office would only be of assistance if the BNF requested a permit to hold a political rally.
"Nobody has requested a permit. We can only assist if they request a permit to hold a political rally," he added.
The BNF goes
for its conference over the weekend and the party's factions are split over whether the meeting is, according to the organisation's constitution, a 'conference' or 'congress'.
Those loyal to incumbent party president, Otsweletse Moupo are pressing for a conference while those sympathetic to the disposed Kathleen Letshabo faction are demanding a congress.
Speculation is rife that this encounter might turn into another violent skirmish, worse than the infamous Palapye debacle of 1998.