The Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) Secretary General, Wynter Mmolotsi has dismissed the newly elected Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Chairman Guma Moyo as a ‘mad man on rampage.’
Addressing the media this week in Gaborone where the party was welcoming their new catch, Major General Pius Mokgware to the orange movement, Mmolotsi said he was disturbed by news making rounds that Moyo said that he was going to recruit all BMD members into the BDP fold.
“Let me just take a minute to indicate that the media is filled with this issue that emanates from the BDP congress where our former member Guma Moyo said he intends to come back and recruit all BMD members.
“I must say that it’s an issue he has said so many times. I hear he said he is also going to take all 57 constituencies and this needs serious response.
I don’t think Moyo is in his right senses.
“ If he was, he would remember that even former presidents and the current one failed to do that.
We fail to understand how he will perform that magic when he failed to get 100% votes at their mere congress,” said Mmolotsi who went on to warn that Moyo shouldn’t be delusional enough to think he was equal to God.
“He should stop going around making an impression that after God comes himself. He is just an ordinary member of that party just like anyone else.
Our party is made up of principled people and for him to think that he can just come back and get all of us is sheer madness,” said Mmolotsi.
For his part Mokgware said he was not new to politics.
He said this is another part of the journey that he started when he joined the army years ago.
“I do not see anything new about this current step.
The only difference is that I now seek to protect our democracy through politics.
Recently my concern has been raised by the flouting of democratic principles that are meant to preserve this nation.
Freedom of expression is an oxygen to democracy and once that lifeline is choked, then you can’t claim to be a democratic nation.
There is a curtailment of this basic right, stemming from illegal tapping of our communication system and people are no longer free to discuss issues that affect them without fear of being listened to, detained or even killed,” Mokgware said.