UDC candidate in court over voter registration

UDC candidate in court over voter registration: Ntsima
UDC candidate in court over voter registration: Ntsima

FRANCISTOWN: Botswana Congress Party (BCP) activist Florah Makhiwane wants the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to remove Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) parliamentary candidate for Francistown East Constituency Tiroyaone Ntsima from the voters roll for the 2024 general election.

In an affidavit filed with the Francistown magistrate court Makhiwane argues that Ntsima’s principal residence is in Francistown South not Francistown East. Ntsima who is a former BCP member will appear in court on Thursday to defend himself against allegations levelled by Makhiwane.

“Ntsima should not have registered in Francistown East because he resides at Block 9 House Number 13352, Kgaga Street in Francistown South,” reads the main content of Makhiwane’s affidavit.

However, there are reports that Ntsima relocated to Selepa in Francistown East a few months ago. That was after the Botswana People’s Party (BPP) secretary general was chosen as the UDC candidate for Francistown East. The UDC is an opposition coalition featuring the BPP.

Editor's Comment
Stop the children killing madness!

The incident comes on the heels of a similar one where a father murdered his two toddlers in Francistown. As we grapple with the shock and sorrow of this loss, it is essential to address the underlying issues that led to such a horrific outcome.Our hearts go out to the innocent victims, the three boys aged 13, 10, and eight who lost their lives in circumstances that defy comprehension. Their deep cuts and untimely demise have left a scar on the...

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