A recommendation by the Botswana People’s Party (BPP) disciplinary hearing committee to have party chairperson Richard Gudu and additional member Peter Kuchwe permanently expelled from the party has flopped.
This is according to information received by the Botswana Guardian from a reliable source. Peter Kuchwe one of the suspended members alongside Richard Gudu confirmed to this publication that he has received a letter from his party directing him to attend a reconciliatory meeting with the party executive committee. The source who was present during the weekend central committee meeting in Francistown revealed that a resolution was handed to the leadership directing that the two be expelled from the party since they were arrogant during their second hearing.
“The two were then saved by the party president and other leaders who did not agree with the recommendation but felt that the two be brought before them for reconciliation,” the source said.
He said the only two people that did not want both men to be forgiven was the party deputy president Mbaakanyi Lenyatso and Secretary General Venter Galetshabiwe who are said to be interested in contesting the Parliamentary elections in 2019 general elections. Galetshabiwe refused to be drawn into the matter. He said that the resolution regarding the disciplinary hearing of the two is still a secret as it is before the party central committee. Galetshabiwe, who is eyeing Tati East is allegedly developing some goose bumps to face Kuchwe during the primaries in a constituency Kuchwe has so far made strides since he represented his party under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) during the past elections.
When contacted for comment Galetshabiwe said he will make his intentions about contenting at Tatii East known at the right time. For his part Lenyatso has said he will contest at Tati West against any candidate to exercise his democratic rights.