Monageng protests

SHARE   |   Monday, 29 January 2018   |   By Staff Writer
Monageng protests

Botswana Democratic Party’s Shima Monageng is protesting his loss at the weekend’s party primary elections to Kabo Morwaeng in Molepolole South constituency. Below is his Facebook post on Monday about his the grounds of his protest: “I have put it on record and informed the retaining officer Mr Mbulawa that I don't accept the results for Molepolole South Primary elections (MP) due to serious irregularities and interference of Kabo Morwaeng as Secretary to Political Education Committee (PEC) together with the Molepolole Branch Secretary (who acted like Morwaeng's campaigner throughout the Campaign period).  Hundreds of people didn’t vote because they were not given their membership cards. A number of people were distributing membership cards on the Election Day! PEC was responsible or assisted in the membership registration, creation of Voters Roll and issuance of membership cards. The ground was not level. This is how bad our beloved party has become! My heart bleeds for the current situation our party finds itself in. I’m appealing and protesting accordingly.”
This was followed by another post on Tuesday in which he declared: “Having stood for BDP Primary Elections four times in succession ko Molepolole South is not a joke! In my posts I’m straining myself and simply providing facts as briefly as I can. People should know that we as Democrats and members of BDP, we are not under any bondage. This is Democracy. We are members of this great party at our own will, and not forcefully. We who are within and have stayed loyal to the party for this long, our voices must be heard and given due consideration. Some of us by nature ga re phadimoge gape aa re balabale. Fact! Finally, as a liberal person and politician, i do accept positive criticism and variance of views, provided all is done ka setho...... amen and god bless our might party.”