Voter registration case against UDC candidate withdrawn

Botswana Congress Party (BCP) activist Florah Makhiwane has withdrawn an application in which he wanted the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to remove Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) parliamentary candidate for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.
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) activist Florah Makhiwane has withdrawn an application in which he wanted the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to remove Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) parliamentary candidate for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.

FRANCISTOWN: Botswana Congress Party (BCP) activist Florah Makhiwane has withdrawn an application in which she wanted the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to remove Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) parliamentary candidate for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.

“Be pleased to take notice that the applicant hereby withdraws the above application against the respondent herein,” reads the order delivered before Francistown Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. Ntsima has registered to vote in Francistown East. In an affidavit filed with the court late last week, Makhiwane argued that Ntsima’s principal residence is in Francistown South and not Francistown East and as such he should be removed from the voters roll. Ntsima was supposed to appear in court on Thursday to defend himself against allegations levelled by the BCP activist. “Ntsima should not have registered (to vote) in Francistown East because he resides at Block 9, in Francistown South,” reads the main contents of Makhiwane’s affidavit filed with the court last week.

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