Butale election petition dismissed on technicality

BPF President Butale PIC: KEOAGILE  BONANG
BPF President Butale PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

FRANCISTOWN: The election petition of ex-legislator for Tati West, Biggie Butale, had a false start and was subsequently struck off the roll on a technicality after he failed to secure a surety on time.

Butale, who is the president of Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) whose patron is former President Ian Khama, came third behind Simon Moabi and Tshepo Makhani of the UDC respectively in the October national polls.

At least 1,622 people voted for Butale, while 6,236 and 4,738 voters chose Moabi and Makhani in that order.

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