'Saleshando was already failing as LoO'


The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) president Duma Boko says Botswana Congress Party (BCP) president Dumelang Saleshando was already failing to execute his duties as Leader of Opposition (LoO) long before he was removed.

The LoO is the official spokesperson of the majority opposition party in Parliament. Selebi-Phikwe West legislator, Dithapelo Keorapetse replaced Saleshando when he was ousted as LoO in Parliament in July.

Speaking during a UDC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting with constituents on Saturday in Phikwe, Boko said opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) were dissatisfied with the way Saleshando was leading in Parliament. Boko added that MPs aired their concerns during their meeting with the UDC NEC shortly after Saleshando and BCP secretary-general Goretetse Kekgonegile were suspended in July. “MPs had their complaints over Saleshando’s leadership and the NEC advised them to use their power as the UDC caucus to make their own decisions.

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