BDP wouldn’t dare recruit me – Motshegwa

Motshegwa’s 2019 candidature was seen as a strategy by the UDC PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Motshegwa’s 2019 candidature was seen as a strategy by the UDC PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

With reports that the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is seeking to recruit him, trade unionist and Botswana National Front (BNF) secretary-general (SG), Ketlhalefile Motshegwa says no one form the ruling party could ever try to flip him because he is level-headed.

Speaking during a media briefing this week, Motshegwa said people who suggest that he could dump the BNF for the BDP do not know him at all. “Everyone at the BDP knows they cannot talk to me. I spent almost the entire period of my life fighting the BDP in the labour movement and I left the public service at the expulsion of the BDP government for my trade union work.

I was one of the people who led the massive 2011 strike,” he said. Motshegwa said as a member of the BNF and part of the leadership, their agenda is to fight the BDP. There were also rumours that Motshegwa had fallen out with the BNF president Duma Boko because they do not agree on a lot of issues.

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