Badminton crisis reaches boiling point

Fighting back: Bogatsu who was removed as secretary general
Fighting back: Bogatsu who was removed as secretary general

The crisis within the Botswana Badminton Association (BBA) has reached a boiling point, resulting in the removal of secretary-general Gaolatlhe Thobo Bogatsu.

The executive committee reported Bogatsu to the police for contravening the Cybercrime and Computer-Related Crimes Act. The sequence of events started on February 11 when members of the executive committee passed a motion of no confidence against Bogatsu, a member of the Gaborone Badminton Club.

The BBA president, Modisaotsile Badubi, explained the situation, stating that the meeting was intended for executive committee members to provide updates on their assignments. “Bogatsu did not complete his assignment without any valid reasons. He failed to provide minutes of several executive committee meetings despite being present, as well as failing to deliver on several important action items,” he said. After his removal, Bogatsu wrote a resignation letter on February 12, alleging maladministration and embezzlement of funds.

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