BCP demands answers on mine job losses

BCP president, Dumelang Saleshando addressing the media yesterday
BCP president, Dumelang Saleshando addressing the media yesterday

The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) will petition Parliament on Thursday about the recent spate of closures and job losses across the mining sector.

BCP secretary general, Kesitegile Gobotswang said Discovery Metals Limited (DML) Boseto Mine closed recently, throwing up to 800 workers into the streets, while a diamond cutting and polishing firm in Serowe ceased operations and axed more than 300 jobs. “The process of communication was not followed,” he told a press briefing yesterday.

“The Botswana Congress Party condemns the forced evacuation of unsuspecting workers and the use of security forces to effect this drastic action.  “This evacuation amounted to reckless and inhumane disregard of the rights of workers,” said Gobotswang.

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