Matshekge victim speaks out

Tension: At the height of the tension (on the day of the congress), the two factions pelted stones at each other, an incident that landed Tsiara and one Phodiso Keiponye (two Gaolathe supporters), in hospital
Tension: At the height of the tension (on the day of the congress), the two factions pelted stones at each other, an incident that landed Tsiara and one Phodiso Keiponye (two Gaolathe supporters), in hospital

FRANCISTOWN: The main victim of the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) chaos of July 15, 2017, Outlwile Tsiara says he will never forget the day that left him partially blind.

In fact, last month marked five years since the much-publicised confrontation amongst BMD members at Matshekge Senior Secondary School in Bobonong.

During the time, BMD supporters for both Ndaba Gaolathe and Sidney Pilane factions engaged in a brutal fight at the party’s congress.

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