Bontleng voter-traffickers use false Partial address

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A Mmegi investigation uncovers startling evidence that the integrity of the electoral system for Octobers' elections has been compromised, with 88 voters- all from the same plot- being snuck onto the voters' roll in one Gaborone constituency.


At least 88 people indicated that they live at the same plot in Partial when they registered to vote in Bontleng, in another shocking case of voter-trafficking ahead of the general elections in October. The identity of the political party or candidate behind the trafficking is presently unclear. Yesterday, a Mmegi news crew found only six people staying at the plot cited by the 88 voters in Partial. The residents said they did not know any of the names on the voters’ list from Bontleng.  Tsala Mogale, the daughter of the owner of the plot said only one person in their home had registered to vote. “We do not know all the people on this list and they are not staying here. It is best I refer you to the owner of this house,” she said. 

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