Although he had put it on record in his resignation letter that he was returning to the BDP ‘as an ordinary member with no sense of entitlement or privilege,” speculations on why Botsalo Ntuane quit the BMD Vice Presidency and abandoned the position of Leader of Opposition in Parliament to rejoin the party he had left as a disgruntled MP two years ago have been wide and varied.
Below we list some of the interesting reasons we have heard so far from various sources, some claiming to be his confidantes.
1. He was initially lured with a P1. 3 million cash offer by the BDP
2.The P1.3 million figure was the initial bargaining price but the BDP finally paid Ntuane a whopping P11 million
3. He has been offered ambassadorship to China
4.He has been awarded a P39 million government tender
5 He has been promised a cabinet position
6.He could not resist an unspecified multimillion pula tender at a mining institution
7.He has been offered a job as a special advisor at the office of the president
8.He is headed to Namibia as an ambassador and that is why he was already there when news of his resignation broke
At the time of going to press Ntuane would neither address a press conference nor conduct media interviews on this subject, his resignation letter had further stated.