EMBATTLED: Mayor Muzila and Councillors

City of Francistown Mayor, Sylviah Muzila, yesterday threatened to call the police to arrest anyone who attempted to discuss a motion of no confidence tabled against her.

The embattled Mayor survived another scare yesterday morning as both opposition and some Botswana Democratic party (BDP) councillors connived to topple her.

Some disgruntled Francistown councilors are now contemplating approaching the High Court after they were once again not allowed to table a motion of no confidence.

Once again the Town Clerk, Mompati Seleka, came to the Mayor’s rescue by vehemently denying the councilors an opportunity to table the motion, which also failed to make it to the floor on Wednesday.

Letlole said the motion did not garner the required two thirds of the majority as per the council standing orders.

The motion was tabled by Tshwaragano Ward Councillor Gaone Majere.

One of the concerned councilors, Cornelius Gopolang, of Kanana ward said they are now left with no option but to approach the high court for help.

“The Town Clerk has failed to let the house articulate an important issue, we may have to approach the High Court,” said Gopolang before joining 12 other councillors who decided to walk out.

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