BDP moves to kill Saleshando bill

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*Motsumi set to bring an executive friendly'counter-bill'
*BDP MPs ordered to reject Saleshando bill and support Motsumi's motion
*Some Barata-Phathi say they will stick to principles and debate any bill objectively
*Saleshando rejects 'ploy'

FRANCISTOWN: Legislator Dumelang Saleshando's recent private member's bill on disclosure of assets and liabilities by national leaders has apparently stirred a hornet's nest in the government enclave, Mmegi has learnt.

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party is said to be moving frantically to kill Saleshando's bill and replace it with a new cabinet-sanctioned bill to be brought to Parliament by Presidential Affairs Minister, Lesego Motsumi. It was at a BDP MPs caucus this week that BDP MPs were told of these new moves to outmanoeuvre the opposition MP.

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