The colossal fake that postponed an election


The petition that was delivered to President Ian Khama by 1,161 purported residents of Francistown West last week has exposed monkeyshines behind the postponement of the by-election.

Mmegi investigations have revealed how some people named in the petition were not even aware that there was a by-election. Asked if they had registered for elections in Francistown West, they responded by wanting to know where this publication had gotten their full names and identity numbers from. Others said their relatives had asked for their names to form part of the petition to Khama.

Some Omang (identity) numbers were wrong, and in some instances people shared the same signature. Mmegi noted that in the petition, some of the Omang numbers and house numbers were used as contact details. Most of the contacts used were not valid while the names of some of the protestors were written as contacts or house numbers.

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