End of the road for BMD

BMD leader Sidney Pilane PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
BMD leader Sidney Pilane PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has refused to expedite an appeal filed by the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD).

The BMD led by its president Sidney Pilane had wanted the court to exercise its discretion to allow an expedited appeal, as the party wanted to challenge the decision of the High Court, which recently cemented its expulsion from the opposition coalition, Umbrella for Democracy Change (UDC). 

BMD had filed a review application before the High Court after the UDC expelled it from its fold on October 2018 and lost a related case with costs. 

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