- BNF member threaten to expos
- BDP big wigs corrupt land deals
The Chairperson of the Botswana National Front (BNF) Disciplinary Committee Itumeleng Fight has threatened to expose corrupt land deals by BDP leaders.
Addressing a mammoth rally at Mogotlhong Freedom Square in Maun where BNF was welcoming 78 new members to its fold last week, Fight said that amongst his targets for exposure will be the former President Sir Ketumile Masire whom he accused of land grabbing.
Fight said that it was worrisome that the first President Sir Seretse Khama appointed a commission of enquiry on farms years ago but failed to make the findings of the commission public. “Even some members of parliament have land which they corruptly acquired and those are some of the people I am aiming to expose.”
Fight further claimed that the findings of the commission were however leaked to him and making them public would be a risk, even of being killed which he was willing to take.
“Some of the things that I am going to expose will not be welcomed and I am likely to be killed but I do not fear death,” he claimed.
Fight also took the opportunity to trash the ruling party claiming that he turned down offers from a couple of BDP stalwarts to join them
“The former Minister of Justice, Defence and Security asked me to join Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) because there were benefits which he said came with being a member of the BDP party but I turned that offer down because the BDP policies are difficult to sell to the nation.
Speaking at the same rally the BNF President Duma Boko castigated president Ian Khama for policies that he said perpetuated poverty among Batswana.
“People think I hate Khama but that is not the case. What I am trying to do is educate him on what he failed to learn during his school days. Most of my students are professional lawyers and he too can learn a lot from me,” Boko said.
He further asserted that if Khama was intelligent he would know that there was a vaccine that could be used to treat Foot and Mouth disease like it is done in other countries such as Mozambique.
Concerning the low price of cattle in Ngamiland, Boko claimed it was a development orchestrated by President Khama to have zero domestic animals so that ‘Khama’s ’ wild animals’ could roam freely.
Many of the defecting members came from the Botswana Congress Party, (BCP).