BOPEU Constitution Provides For Infallible Presidency

Masego Mogwera
Masego Mogwera

The constitution of the Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU), if followed to the letter, provides for an absolutely powerful president that cannot be toppled even by a majority of its National Executive Committee (NEC) members.

This is what the panel of three judges found when deciding that a trade union or society dispute is best resolved by observing how the constitution defines the relationship amongst members and to stick by its constitutional intentions.

That was to be the end of Olefile Monakwe, who had since April last year usurped the powers of president from Masego Mogwera and further toppled secretary-general Topias Marenga, going on to make other drastic changes in the make up of BOPEU’s structures.

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