Masisi takes nemesis head on

Thapelo Matsheka out PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Thapelo Matsheka out PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Former Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development Thapelo Matsheka has been dropped from cabinet, apparently after a bitter fallout with his principal, President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

It has been increasingly clear that Masisi and Matsheka‘s relationship has turned bitterly sour and the President's action is evident that now he wants to take his nemesis head-on. Matsheka is mentioned amongst a team led by former cabinet minister Mpho Balopi that has reportedly formed a faction that is set to challenge the Masisi-led Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).

“It is true the state and party President Masisi has informed me about the development. I am still a member of the Botswana Democratic Party in good standing. This gives me enough time to spend with Lobatse residents who had voted for me,” Matsheka said in an interview today.

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