Protesting MPs snub Parliament

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Parliament was forced to adjourn earlier than scheduled on Friday after legislators failed to form a quorum, apparently in protest at the rejection of debate on a motion to probe the Botswana National Youth Council (BNYC) for corruption.

Business at the National Assembly was forced to end at 11am, two hours ahead of schedule, after MPs left in a huff and failed to return.

Matters came to a head when Francistown West legislator, Ignatius Moswaane attempted to table a motion to probe the BNYC for corruption and irregular labour practices in the retrenchment of workers at the organisation. Deputy Speaker, Kagiso Molatlhegi said the motion could not be tabled, as it had not complied with the Standing Orders.

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