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Opposition Elections petitions begin tomorrow


The Umbrella For Democratic Change (UDC) elections petitions case are scheduled to be heard tomorrow. A panel of judges have been allocated cases in Gaborone, Lobatse and Francistown.

The UDC is challenging over 10 parliamentary constituencies. In their affidavits files with the high courts, UDC allege through their witnesses that, “the coordinators (or team leaders) assigned to different areas were required to compile a list of potential voters who were to be used in the double registration exercise. Mr Baikalafi was charged with coordination of the CKGR and Maun, inclusive of greater Maun.

With the assistance of one Fish, Tiro Mekgwe, Thato Osupile, Selwana Kesebonye, Lotty Manyapedza, Kabo Masoba, and Mbakisano Tjiyapo, all BDP activists, a list of the potential double voters was compiled. This list was very copious, running into approximately 16 000 (sixteen thousand) names.”

It further notes that the Directorate of Intelligence Services Director General Magosi worked hand in hand with the ruling Botswana Democratic Party to rig elections.