BOSETU labels education minister ‘an accomplice to corruption’


Officials of the Botswana Sectors of Educators Trade Union (BOSETU) have labelled Education and Skills Development minister, Dr Douglas Letsholathebe, "an accomplice to corruption" and accused him of failing to make independent decisions.

This follows the minister’s response to the union regarding the issue between the Botswana International University of Science & Technology (BIUST) and the fired whistleblower, Dr Malatsi Galani. The union has been embroiled in a battle with BIUST after the latter fired Dr Galani in January following a lengthy disciplinary hearing.

The union argues that Dr Galani was targeted after filling a case of corruption and abuse of office against the BIUST Vice Chancellor, Professor Otlogetswe Totolo. Following his dismissal, BOSETU had escalated the matter to the office of minister Letsholathebe seeking his intervention and requesting that he finds out what happened and share the report of the alleged investigation of Totolo. However, Dr Letsholathebe this week absolved himself from intervening in the matter saying the aggrieved person could seek recourse from other structures such as Commissioner of Labour and courts of law.

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