Masitara�s overseas move becomes a joke


The MP for Gaborone West North, Robert Masitara has apologised to his constituents, councillors and the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) for seeking a political break of six months to take up a job in Canada.

The legislator apologised on Sunday afternoon at a meeting at Galaletsang Primary School, chaired by BDP deputy secretary general, Malebogo Kruger. The meeting came after councillors in the constituency wrote a letter to the party leadership last Wednesday demanding that Masitara be replaced with immediate effect.

During the contentious meeting, Masitara said he was joking when he said he wanted a political Sabbatical. He said he never thought his councillors would take him seriously to the point of reporting him to the party top brass. He claimed that he was taken aback when some people who attended the lunch he hosted at the constituency office, leaked the news to newspapers. “It was a mere joke. I never thought people would take the joke seriously. You will forgive me for that. I’m really sorry,” said Masitara.

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