MPs clash over Molale


President Ian Khama’s postponement of the ballot for Specially Elected Member of Parliament threw the National Assembly into chaos yesterday as opposition legislators accused the ruling party of compromising due process in order to settle internal disputes.

While the ballot traditionally should have taken place on Monday, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is said to be divided over again nominating Presidential and Public Affairs minister, Eric Molale for the Specially Elected seat, prompting the delay.

Molale quit his Specially Elected seat late July to run for the Goodhope/Mabule constituency, losing to Kgosi Lotlaamoreng II of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC).

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