Pilane on the warpath

Nicholas Mokwena & Kemoreilwe Jimson
Thursday, 20 July 2017
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The President of the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), Sydney Tshepiso Pilane is a man ready for combat.

He is fighting to protect the movement that elected him to the helm over the weekend. Although he runs short of saying he will seek a court interdict to defuse the other BMD faction led by Ndaba Gaolathe, he nevertheless does not mince any words in his bid to achieve his two priorities - building the movement and concurrently building the UDC.

The man is so serious that he does not even want to entertain the fact that two National Executive Committees of the BMD emerged from Bobonong. Every now and then, he talks about the importance of having to follow the constitution and does not recognise the other faction. In his own words Pilane refers to the other faction as “renegades”.

Speaking to BG News Pilane said the reason why the renegades did not come to the congress is that they do not have the numbers. “The public needs not to worry, these renegades will fizzle out. I give them no more than six months that might even be too long. As far as I am concerned, Bobonong resolved all the problems that the UDC had,” he said in an interview.  

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