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Masisi’s absence peeves party members

President Masisi

The shrinking of President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s inner circle is causing disgruntlement to many party activist, with fears rising that Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) may lose them to rival parties.  The past few months have seen a trend of political poaching as members from both the ruling and opposition defect – and more defections are expected.

Just this week, former Director at the Ministry of Youth, Empowerment, Sports and Culture Development Lawrence Ookeditse announced his resignation from the party to join Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF).  Ookeditse, was once the president blue-eyed boy but his fortunes changed after losing party primaries in 2018 and has since been in the wilderness.

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Masisi bruised by Khama, Mogae comparison

8th March 2021
President Masisi

This week’s Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Central Committee (CC) meeting held at State House chaired by Party President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi, turned into a ‘boardroom brawl’ with Masisi expressing concerns and accusing central committee members of not adequately shielding him from opposition missiles.

The meeting which was held on Monday this week was to deliberate on a number of agenda items but the President took the moment to tongue lash his inner circle to stop silly PR blunders that are causing more harm than good. The reprimand was mostly directed to party Secretary General Mpho Balopi as well as Chairman of Communications and International Relations sub-committee, Kagelelo Banks Kentse.

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DPP letter to DCEC opens healing wounds

8th March 2021
DPP Director: Stephen Tiroyakgosi

It took the intervention of the Permanent Secretary to the President, Elias Magosi to arrest a dispute between the warring Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC), and the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), by instructing the former to hand over the unfinished P100 billion docket to the latter.

But the PSP’s efforts are not enough, the two institutions are back in the boxing ring again following a letter from the DPP inviting the DCEC back into a case they long declared as “hogwash”.
A savingram dated 18th January 2021 from the DPP to the DCEC is calling on the DCEC to assist with further evidence in the P100 billion case, but the DCEC which has never hidden its indifference posits that the move by the DPP can be summed up by the expressions: ‘opening healing wounds’.

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Deputy Speaker, DCEC, DPP in spy passports war

8th March 2021
Deputy-Speaker: Mbule Pule

A fed-up Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) Director General, Tymon Katlholo has come out guns blazing over an order from the Director of the Directorate of Public

Prosecutions (DPP), Stephen Tiroyakgosi instructing the DCEC, to solicit a statement from the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, and ruling party Member of Parliament for Mochudi East, Mabuse Pule, regarding the role he played in the issuance of Whelheminah Maswabi’s intelligence operations passport.

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