President Khama Must Apologise to Batlokwa


President Khama has been grossly unfair to Batlokwa and the Tlokweng Constituents in general by unreasonably refusing with the writ for so long. The President took just a month to issue the Goodhope – Mabule constituency writ of elections after the resignation of the area Member of Parliament (MP).

James Mathokgwane resigned on June 3, 2015 and on July 8, 2015 the President issued the writ and the election was subsequently held on August 15, 2015. The writ was out in a record one month’s period and elections held in three months’ time! Honourable MP, Same Bathobakae passed away on November 28, 2016 and the writ is out almost five months, and elections are to be held seven months later! In the Goodhope-Mabule by-election, the President moved with lightning speed with the hope that he will outfox the opposition and have his close ally and confidante, Eric Molale elected and therefore help resolve the Vice Presidency headache as Mokgweetsi Masisi was not preferred.

It is therefore morally correct for President Khama to humble himself and apologise to Batlokwa for the serious inconvenience, lack of representation and prolonged uncertainty he has caused. The Tlokweng constituents waited since last year for His Excellency to exercise his discretion diligently, reasonably and without bias or abuse of same.

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