Motshwarakgole takes aim at opposition

Johnson Motshwarakgole updating Palapye Manual Workers Union members about the PEMANDU results
Johnson Motshwarakgole updating Palapye Manual Workers Union members about the PEMANDU results

Labour union leader Johnson Motshwarakgole has urged 40,000-plus trade union members on Monday to not vote for the opposition bloc at next month's General Election, as he says the coalition's pledges are unattainable and uninspiring.

Manual Workers Union’s Motshwarakgole took aim at the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) shooting down its election pledges, while addressing members at the Mahalapye Community Hall for the opening of this week's leg of the Manual Workers Roadshow.  Motshwarakgole said some of UDC’s pledges for this year’s election were unrealistic, citing one among others, that aims to eradicate the land allocation waiting list in three months, as an example of a desperate tactic that the workers should reject.

Motshwarakgole also warned the opposition that they will not be treated with kid gloves for this year's General Election and promised that this year's MPs' hit list to be released by the Botswana Federation of Public, Private and Parastatal Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) will also aim for certain candidates in the opposition camp, unlike in the past when it targeted just the ruling party ones. 

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