BDP councillors secure another legal victory

Slumber Tsogwane PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Slumber Tsogwane PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

FRANCISTOWN: For now, the idiom ‘so near and yet so far’ sums up the legal wrangle between Sowa Town Council (STC) and some past immediate Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) nominated councillors.

The ex-councillors’ battle with STC is over mileage and subsistence allowances that the former claim the latter owes them.

This week’s legal victory is the second that the applicants, Botho Ntirang and Pearl Goitseone Lekau, secured over STC following another one last year. The STC is made up of nine councillors out of whom only one (who was voted during the 2019 general elections) is from the Nata-Gweta constituency where STC is located.

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