BAC, SRC festival war rages on

Revellers during the recent BAC Semester Shutdown PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Revellers during the recent BAC Semester Shutdown PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) management has threatened to take its current SRC President, Theo Monageng, to court over the publication of a live interview in which the student publicly spoke against the university management.

Monageng had taken to the media to publicly air his grievances with the school management over the decision to unexpectedly pull all funding for its Semester Shutdown Event on May 8. The festival left the SRC with a staggering P180,000 bill for the performers and service providers.

The college management deems Monageng's comments defamatory. A video, published by the Parrot News Online, featured the SRC President exposing the alleged corrupt practices and sabotage efforts by the university management against himself and even the previous SRC presidents. The video garnered over 3,200 views prompting a response by the BAC management in the form of a legal letter to Monageng ordering the video be taken down on all social media platforms and search engines with a publicly issued letter of apology to the university management for tarnishing the school’s image. Board secretary and legal counsel of BAC, Enelys Shamakumba has expressed in a letter that the allegations made in the video were inaccurate and failed to equitably indicate the faults made by Monageng during the planning and execution of the Semester Shutdown.

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