UDC: The circus unfolds

Nicholas Mokwena
Thursday, 31 August 2017
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Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Chairman Motlatsi Molapisi has risen from the political grave. 

The chairman is now calling the shots.

Molapisi, who is also President of Botswana People’s Party (BPP), has decided that now is the time for him as chairman to take the lead. He has sanctioned a UDC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting for next week Tuesday. This is despite the fact that he does not have powers to sanction such a high-level meeting. 

The meeting has been scheduled for morning at the UDC office. Information gathered by Botswana Guardian is that the meeting, which Molapisi directed the UDC Secretariat to issue notice of, was not communicated to the UDC National Office Bearers as the Constitution demands.

The meeting will come a day after the one in which a faction of Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) is expected to appear before the UDC jurisdiction in the evening. UDC has summoned the two BMD factions to appear 

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