The recent mystery over the Okapi knife, which was found at Parliament after metal detecting machines were installed, was solved on Wednesday. Security had to be stepped up in Parliament following recent violence incidents that broke out, with one MP having thrown a water bottle at the Deputy Speaker. The MP for Maun West Tawana Moremi – when debating the amendment to the Whistleblowing Bill – said he was disappointed that the deputy speaker Kagiso Molatlhegi has revealed the information confided to him.
“I came to your office accompanied by the Member of Parliament for Mogoditshane Sedirwa Kgoroba and Sergeant in Arms and informed you that the knife belonged to me but I was shocked to hear honourable Patrick Ralotsia talking about it in Parliament,” said Moremi. The Maun West MP said he abided by the security procedures mounted at Parliament and only to find that the information he shared with the Deputy Speaker has now been made a joke.
Moremi said that he suspects that the Deputy Speaker, who sits next to Ralotsia, might have passed the information something which he said was wrong. Though Molatlhegi denied that he is the one who leaked the information to Ralotsia, Moremi was adamant it was him.