Following the article on the Weekend Post newspaper titled ‘BCP connived with MR Pilane to destroy the BMD’ dated 14 October 2017, there are certain issues at which Hon Wynter Mmolotsi is being economic to the truth and these need to be corrected since these have the potential of misleading the public .As a BCP member, I took an oath and declared that I shall work tirelessly at all times, as loyal member of the party and I shall be bound by the its constitution, I promised to defend and promote policies of the party at all times. In his address at Montsamaisa JSS, Mmolotsi lied about constituency allocations. According to my knowledge the issue of constituency allocations has been put to rest. Mmolotsi is fully aware of that Francistown South, Mogoditshane and Gaborone Central have been allocated to our holy partner BMD. So the issue of BCP standing to benefit by being allocated those constituencies is baseless and shallow. Those constituencies are for BMD. During the talks it was agreed that any party that came second to the BDP as per 2014 election results should be allocated those constituencies but BMD knocked at our door with their view regarding two constituencies being Lentsweletau/Mmopane and Lerala/Maunatlala constituencies because they were independent candidates who contested whom have since joined them so they pleaded with us to be given those constituencies based on those grounds even if the BCP was the rightful partner to stand on those. Since the BCP has a good workmanship, we listened to BMD plea and granted them a go ahead. Since this Anti-Pilane (AP) betrayed the struggle for Batswana, if our partners in spirit BMD, approaches us BCP for any possible assistance in any of their 14 constituencies the UDC allocated to them we shall avail our assistance in good faith and esteemed comradeship because we believe that our noble course before us is to unseat the BDP in 2019 and better the lives of Batswana.
In other accusation Mmolotsi claims that BCP helped the Pilane faction at Bobonong Matshekge Congress. The truth of the matter is that no BCP member went to Bobonong and practiced sharia law by throwing stones to the legal venue of the BMD congress but Ndaba /Mmolotsi faction excelled on that. No BCP member including my self ever advised the Ndaba/Mmolotsi faction to disrespect the BMD constitution; Ndaba faction was not held at a gun point to recognise legal constitution of BMD as piece of paper that can simply be trampled upon. Retired Brigadier Kgokgothwane can witness to that effect – no gun was used. The constitution of any organisation needs to respected by all of its members. Mmolotsi should be reminded that Pilane was brought to opposition circles by BMD not BCP and he was once the spokesperson on the BMD during the late Motswaledi’s presidency and BCP was not nearer. When the BMD accepted the P5000.00 donation from Pilane as he retired from active politics BCP was still not in picture .Ndaba and Anti-Pilane faction (AP) le bolailwe ke go ithokomolosa molao motheo le maikgogomoso a lona not BCP. Ndaba and Mmolotsi faction your stone throwing talent led to serious injuries on other innocent citizens who are still hospitalised even today and reports show that their situation is deteriorating day by day. I therefore suggest to you Mr. Wynter Mmolotsi to channel your energy into finding ways to seek for better medication to those innocent citizens who got injured trying to propel your propaganda at Bobonong rather than to lie about BCP. Mr. Mmolotsi note that UDC is our home, we are not passing by but we are here to stay – re eme tsii gare suti. Ndaba be informed that BCP will work with BMD of UDC in good faith and moono shall remain unchanged ‘moono ke gore, yo o tswang mo bokopanong jwa diphathi o timiwa thopho ka 2019, moono ke ntse ke one oo’.
In conclusion Hon Mmolotsi should be advised that he must desist from politicking at the kgotla meetings like he did in his recent kgotla meeting that was held at Ipopeng ward (Block7) rather explain at other forums not kgotla as to why you formed your Anti-Pilane movement (AP) contrary to Batswana instruction of united opposition under UDC towards 2019 and beyond. Too much lies about BCP honorable, is not good for your health and it has the potential to disturb your mental arrangement.
By Gift Moshi Keaitse
Former BCP Ipopeng ward candidate 2014
Ftown South constituency