Butale is still no BPF member – Reatile


In a different legal matter Lobatse High Court’s Justice Michael Motlhabi has ordered that allegedly expelled Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) leader Biggie Butale’s June 5, 2023 suspension be set aside and that his reinstatement as the legitimate leader of the party has been made a final court order.

But vice president and supposedly acting president of the party, Mephato Reatile, says Butale is still expelled and that his fate is yet to be decided in a different court case. Butale won yet another court case this week in as many rounds against his nemesis within the party, the people he feels some power hungry members of his party want to ‘steal’ his presidency.

It seems like Butale’s victory was short-lived because there is yet another case he filed before Broadhurst Magistrate’s Court and in this one he is contesting his suspension and expulsion from the party.

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