BCP washes hands off 'Motigage'

DR Kesitegile Gobotswang
DR Kesitegile Gobotswang

With reports from South African media indicating that Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC)’s 2019 General Election financier and South African businessman Zunaid Moti had aimed to capture Botswana, UDC’s alienated member, Botswana Congress Party has washed its hands off the matter.

Reports show that Moti allegedly wanted to extract hugely favourable concessions from the State, grafting onto Botswana the sort of grand plans he had seemingly tried to set in motion in Zimbabwe years before. Moti is the owner of the Moti Group a conglomerate with a diverse international portfolio including mining, property development and aviation.

Asked how far the BCP was to the developments, BCP’s Dr Kesitegile Gobotswang told the media in a press conference yesterday that the UDC National Executive Committee (NEC) realised then that UDC president Duma Boko was using other member parties to mobilise money from Moti. “We asked where he asked for funds and how much he got. We asked if the money was going to come through the treasurer or not. We explained so many times that we should stay away from the issues because the financiers are his friends and they could only send money to him. Boko told us he would see how fit to use the money,” Gobotswang explained.


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