Behind Guma's resignation

Samson Moyo Guma PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Samson Moyo Guma PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

The media smear campaign and investigations by the Directorate of Intelligence Service (DIS) were behind the resignation on Monday of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) chairman Samson Guma Moyo.

The DIS started investigating him soon after a local newspaper reported that Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU-PF) had sponsored some current members of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) during the Maun congress in May. 

Mmegi is reliably informed that DIS at some point secretly screened Moyo’s personal and business accounts. When he did not feel the leadership support against the internal BDP smear campaign and the DIS investigations, Moyo decided to step down.

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