Motlhagodi denies joining ruling party
Former Botswana Congress Party (BCP) parliamentary aspirant, Annah Motlhagodi, has dismissed rumours that she is joining the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).
Speculation was rife this week that the former BCP heavy weight was the BDP’s latest catch and the rumour was compounded by her attendance of the ruling party’s star rally in Ramotswa on Wednesday that was addressed by Vice President, Mokgweetsi Masisi.
Motlhagodi has however parried away the speculation that has raised excitement among the BDP faithful across social networks.
She told The Voice that she had merely accompanied her husband Aron Mokgethi to his party’s political rally in Ramotswa.
Motlhagodi is a founding member of the BCP and she resigned from the party last year.
She was also the BCP’s parliamentary candidate for Gaborone Bonnington North in the 2014 general elections, which she lost to Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) president, Duma Boko.
When dismissing the allegations about her move to BDP, Motlhagodi said she is not a politician and that she is concentrating on her legal career.
“I am not a politician now, but people are entitled to speculate. If I want to do that I will publicly do it,” she said.
Motlhagodi who donned a grey outfit at the rally said her colours showed that she is far from joining BDP.
She also said despite the fact that her family are members of the BDP, she wishes to focus on her legal career.
She however admitted that the BDP had tried to recruit her in the past but that she preferred to stick to her commitment to stay away from politics.
BDP Chairman of Communications and International Relations, Thapelo Pabalinga said Motlhagodi has not joined the ruling party, but said BDP values her and will highly welcome her if she showed any interest.
“As far as we know she only attended our political rally in Ramotswa accompanying her husband and that’s all,” said Pabalinga.