More drama in Parliament

Makgalemele
Makgalemele

Just days after explosive events in Parliament when the Leader of Opposition Duma Boko and education minister Unity Dow clashed, the National Assembly session yesterday had to be adjourned again to let heads cool.

Following an address by the acting minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration Phillip Makgalemele on shoddy customer service in the public sector, the MP for Gaborone North, Haskins Nkaigwa accused some Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) members of corruption. He said ruling party members were the only ones getting government tenders.

Although he apologised after the assistant minister of Local Government and Rural Development Botlogile Tshireletso interjected and asked him to do so as he had no evidence to substantiate his allegations, Nkaigwa turned around and accused her of stealing river sand. It was at this point that exchanges were made, and Parliament was forced to adjourn as the MPs were called to general assembly where they took 30 minutes.

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