BDP leaders fight over suspended activist


FRANCISTOWN: Tension has emerged between Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Francistown regional committee members over Francistown East branch secretary, Boikanyo Bateng’s status in the party.

Bateng was slapped with a suspension by the party sometime last year after it emerged that he is facing defilement charges. He was suspended from taking part in official party duties until he cleared his name and is to stand trial before the Francistown Magistrate’s Court.

However, in a surprise turn of events, this week, the ruling party secretary for the Francistown region, Sean Sebele declared the suspension null and void, a decision that has reportedly infuriated other members of the regional committee.

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Shame on the Police!

According to a press statement from the police, unidentified armed men attacked on duty police officers at the station in the early hours of Tuesday.During the attack, the suspects stole 14 riffles, five pistols and an undisclosed number of ammunition.Although unconfirmed, it is alleged that the suspects were just carrying knives and axes, which they used to scare the men and women in uniform before they took them hostage to help themselves to...

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