BONU woes intentsify

Troubling times: At the centre of BONU troubles is the interpretation of the union constitution PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Troubling times: At the centre of BONU troubles is the interpretation of the union constitution PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Botswana Nurses Union (BONU) seems to be caught in the web of suspensions, accusations, counter-accusations of mismanagement and misappropriation of resources.

Just a few weeks ago, the union secretary-general, Lebogang Phillip, was suspended pending hearing and finalisation of judicial review. He has since been reinstated, but now president Peter Baleseng is on suspension accused of misconduct. At the centre of these troubles is the interpretation of the union constitution.

The new central committee (CC) has 13 members, five of which are new and the rest come from the old committee. These two blocks do not seem to gel well. However, the acting president Oreeditse Kelebakgosi told Mmegi: “Our differences will not last long since the president will soon appear before a disciplinary committee.

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