Francistown High Court judge Lot Moroka has decried the increasingly intolerance of differing views in Botswana which he said make people with brilliant ideas for the country to keep them to themselves. Giving a keynote address at Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) elective congress in Palapye today (Tuesday), Moroka said currently in Botswana there is guarantee for freedom before the speech but not after the speech.
He called on BOPEU to speak out against corruption and economic crime if done even by them, adding that they must serve the public without any political bias. Moroka said that it is their business to talk when they find something is not right. There have been suggestions that BOPEU has lost its core mandate of labour issues and entered into the corporate world of amassing wealth and Moroka said that they should not regret it. “A poor trade union is an inefficient trade and that the best way to help the poor is not to become one of them,” said Moroka.