'We were subjected to mob justice'

Dithapelo Keorapetse, Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Dithapelo Keorapetse, Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

As they consider reconciliation among other options, the five expelled Botswana Congress Party (BCP) Members of Parliament (MPs) say they were subjected to mob justice rather than a fair disciplinary hearing.

When addressing the media this morning, the quintet revealed that they were never charged by their party after receiving suspension letters. The five MPs are the new Leader of Opposition (LoO) Dithapelo Keorapetse, Never Tshabang, David Tshere, Kenny Kapinga and Onneetse Ramogapi. The BCP national conference last week took a resolution to expel the legislators from the BCP few days after they were served with suspension letters.

Keorapetse told the media that the reasons for their suspension were not stated in the letters and they were shocked to hear on social media that the conference had taken a decision to expel them. He said since they were not charged they still wonder whether the UDC caucus which removed BCP leader Dumelang Saleshando was the main cause of their expulsion. He said what happened at the conference was equal to mob justice. He added that they have been labelled as rebels for believing in the project which is the UDC.

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