Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) President Ndaba Gaolathe is ignoring the letter of suspension he has been served with, telling a Sunday meeting in Gaborone that he remains to serve the people. “When I received the letter I continued to read about the economic situation of this country and seek ways of addressing it. I pondered about the life of the people I serve and this is only what matters to me,” he said. He cited an example of a case where Standard 7 students claimed to be bullied by Standard 3, saying elders will never accept that. “How on earth can a Standard 3 match up to a Standard 7? We are not worried by this – Standard 3s are too young and have childish things to do!” fumed Gaolathe. He said they will not waste their time an alleged suspensions but will go to the people and ultimately be at the Bobonong Congress where they will address their members. “If need be I will mount my speakers outside the conference hall and address my people,” he declared, maintaining that they will not even go to court about the matter. To him, the courts cannot be expected to dispense fair justice based on the bad system through which they are appointed. He dismissed claims that they were about to form a new party, insisting that BMD was a peaceful and loving family that will not split. He urged members of his party to remain calm in the midst of all, assuring them that they will come out stronger from the Bobonong congress. Regions are coming out into the open to show support for Gaolathe, his Vice President Wynter Mmolotsi and others that were suspended by party chairman Nehemiah Modubule and party secretary general Gilbert Mangole for among others organizing and participating in the recent Youth Congress where a new leadership was elected. Gaborone, Kweneng and the Northern region have publicly declared their support.