Court strikes trafficked voters off the roll

Francistown Magistrate Court PIC. KEOAGILE BONANG
Francistown Magistrate Court PIC. KEOAGILE BONANG

FRANCISTOWN: With only a few months before the tempestuous 2019 general elections, temperatures have already reached fever pitch as politicians leave no stones unturned in their bid to make sure they are not robbed of victory.

As if a reflection of the exciting mood, on Tuesday, the Francistown Magistrate’s Court was a beehive of political activities as some opposition council candidates registered objections with the courts for barring some potential registered voters from voting in the 2019 general elections.

The applicants’ reasons for taking the court route stemmed from their strong convictions (correct in a few occasions but baseless in most) that the voters were trafficked to register to vote in wards where they do not have principal residences. Political tensions were tense and palpable within the courts’ precinct.

Editor's Comment
Shame on the Police!

According to a press statement from the police, unidentified armed men attacked on duty police officers at the station in the early hours of Tuesday.During the attack, the suspects stole 14 riffles, five pistols and an undisclosed number of ammunition.Although unconfirmed, it is alleged that the suspects were just carrying knives and axes, which they used to scare the men and women in uniform before they took them hostage to help themselves to...

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