Opponents label Muzila�s graduation a �charade� for votes


FRANCISTOWN: A war of words has erupted among Francistown South parliamentary candidates following a recent “graduation ceremony” that took place at Tabitha Private School in Block 10 here.

The candidates in the constituency are Sylvia Muzila of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), Vain Mamela of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and Wynter Mmolotsi of the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD). BMD is part of a coalition that formed the Umbrella for Democratic Change (BMD) with Botswana National Front and Botswana People’s Party (BPP). The owner of Tabitha, Muzila confirmed sponsoring over 300 youth mainly from the constituency, for a three-day occupational health and safety course at a hefty amount of P2,000 per person, according to the consultants engaged for the job. The graduation ceremony was held last Friday at Tabitha where the BDP slogan “Ae jeke Domi!”, reverberated throughout the proceedings. Guest of honour, Francistown mayor, James Kgalajwe touted Muzila as the best thing that ever happened to the constituency.

When addressing graduates, he reminded them about “your contract with Muzila” and that they should not compare her with “other people who can only offer oranges to the voters.  “Muzila has done a very big job that has never been done by anyone. Therefore you have to see that you need her in your future lives. Even the president of this country needs such people like her. Go tell your parents that you need Muzila. You shouldn’t compare her with other people who give you oranges from there they will insult the president. Carefully consider yourselves. This woman can still work for you. You are old enough to be clever. This is the contract that you signed with Muzila,” said Kgalajwe. Apparently, it was payback time as recently there were rumours that Mmolotsi transported oranges in his car and distributed them to his constituents.

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