UDC MPs vow �to use force� in Parley

Butale gestures as he narrates what transpired at the parliament. Pic.Kagiso Onkatswitse
Butale gestures as he narrates what transpired at the parliament. Pic.Kagiso Onkatswitse

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) legislators yesterday morning vowed that they were ready to use force in order to have an urgent motion on water and electricity challenges heard in the current sitting of the Winter Parliament.

Interestingly, they were joined in their declaration by Botswana Congress Party (BCP) parliamentarian, Bagalatia Arone of Okavango. “From now onward we are going to work as a collective. After party caucuses, we will have a joint opposition caucus to strategise on issues before going to the House.

“We want to become a Parliament that can save our people,” said Arone. Briefing journalists a day after UDC Gaborone Central MP, Phenyo Butale was physically bundled out of Parliament and thrown on the pavement, opposition legislators unanimously declared an all out war for the motion to be tabled.

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