�We was not invited�


When diplomats and Batswana from across the country converged on former Vice President Mompati Merafhe’s homestead in Serowe over the weekend to pay their last respects to the departed statesman, the BCP shunned the event because the party expected an invite

FRANCISTOWN: As hundreds of people, among them diplomats and senior members of opposition parties converged in Serowe on Saturday for the funeral of former Vice President Mompati Merafhe, leaders of The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) were conspicuously absent. They have a simple answer for their absence: the state had not invited them.

BCP secretary general Dr Kesitegile Gobotswang told Mmegi yesterday they felt their president Dumelang Saleshando, should have been officially invited, as Merafhe’s was a state funeral. 

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