Suspended BONU president speaks out

Peter Baleseng
Peter Baleseng

Suspended president of the Botswana Nurses Union (BONU) Peter Baleseng did not see his suspension coming. Speaking to Mmegi this week, Baleseng confirmed he was taken aback by the action of the Central Committee (CC), claiming innocence to the charges against him.

“All I want is peace. This is why we did not oppose the court action by the secretary-general (SG),” he said. Early this month, SG Lebogang Phillip was suspended with immediate effect pending disciplinary hearing.

He then took the matter to court forcing the organisation to reinstate him. Recently, Baleseng had written to members that the SG would resume his duties without hindrance until the determination of the judicial review application was instituted.

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