UDC to report Botswana to UN over BCL

SELEBI-PHIKWE: The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) vice president, Kesitegile Gobotswang has said the way the BCL Mine shutdown was conducted was akin to a crime against humanity, therefore international bodies must take serious action against Botswana.

Speaking at their Selebi-Phikwe rally this week, Gobotswang said the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) would explore the United Nations to see if there is any action that can be taken against the Botswana government. He said many former miners have lost their lives as a result of the abrupt closure and the decision was taken without considering the economic devastation that it would bring.

He said the situation has not only affected Selebi-Phikwe, but also surrounding villages that are experiencing high numbers of students in classrooms as a result of the influx of the former miners’ children being transferred from the town.

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