Monakwe's challengers fall on the scale of urgency


Ten regional leaders of the Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) challenging the presidency of Olefile Monakwe have failed at first hurdle after Justice Godfrey Radijeng ruled that their applicationwas not urgent.

With the internal strife at the union continuing, Mothusi Mojela, Mompoloki Comfort, Onalethata Lebotse, Babedi Keboneng, Joseph Kasorere, Dineo Leboro, Nyandera Samuel, Tambona Jopi, Morulaganyi Moalosi and Eunice Rantsudu took the union’s acting president and the union to court on urgent basis. They were challenging the lawfulness of certain decisions purportedly taken by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of BOPEU during a meeting of April 27, 2019 under his chairmanship including his ascendancy to being the union’s acting presidency.

The decisions of the NEC sought to be impugned include the purported dissolution in September 2019 of three regional negative committees of the Union while the decision of Monakwe sought to be impugned is the suspension of the first applicant as a member of the Union. The dissolved regional committees include Francistown, Central and Kgaga considered to be amongst the five biggest in the union, constituting in all about one third of the union membership.

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