BNF Taken To Court

Celsius Rampe (centre).  PIC: TSAONE BASIMANEBOTLHE
Celsius Rampe (centre). PIC: TSAONE BASIMANEBOTLHE

Two members of Botswana National Front (BNF) in Jwaneng/Mabutsane constituency have taken their party to court.

The duo, Celsius Rambe and Fetumba Motsholopi are demanding a re-run of primary elections in some of the wards in the constituency. The urgent application, which has been filed with Gaborone High Court and is before Justice Michael Mothobi, will be heard today. 

Rambe lost to Shawn Ntlhaile for parliamentary candidacy of the area while Motsholopi lost to Merapelo Manoe at Khakhea ward. In his court papers, Motsholopi argues that the reason he wants a re-run is because during the one that was ordered by the party, his name was not in the voters’ roll. Motsholopi highlighted that he had informed polling officers about the said deficiency.

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