BMWU shocked by jailing of ex-members

BCL Mine's closure has resulted in some ex-workers being jailed
BCL Mine's closure has resulted in some ex-workers being jailed

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU) has expressed shock over revelations that since the BCL Mine closure in October 2016, 106 ex-employees have been civilly imprisoned with five still behind bars for failure to honour their debts obligations.

This was said by assistant Minister of Basic Education, Thato Kwerepe this week when responding to a question from Member of Parliament for Selebi-Phikwe West, Dithapelo Keorapetse.

Keorapetse had wanted to know the number of people who are serving civil imprisonment as a result of failure to pay legally due money from the date of the mine closure to date.

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