Leaders of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and Botswana Congress Party (BCP) met this Monday to thrash out differences that caused a last-minute cancellation of the announcement of a deal last week.
A source in the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity told this publication that President of Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), Botswana Peoples Party (BPP), Botswana National Front and BCP met this week to finalise a deal of the negotiations that will be announced very soon.
“We met on Monday to conclude on matters that were raised by partners particularly BMD who were not happy about allocation of positions of leadership.
Everything is done and the deal will be announced very soon,” said the source. But UDC spin-doctor, Moeti Mohwasa said he was not aware of what transpired in the negotiations because he has not been briefed.
He referred us to BMD leader Ndaba Gaolathe who is also UDC Secretary General, but whose phone rang unanswered. BCP spokesperson, Dithapelo Keorapetse also did not answer his phone.
The media space has over the past few days been awash with reports that the cooperation talks have collapsed, with especially the BMD activists crying foul over lack of consultations.
Church distances itself from Pastor who livestreamed his suicide
Head Pastor at Metsimotlhabe Holiness Union Church France Koosimile has distanced his church from Phenyo Godfrey who committed suicide live on social media a week ago. Speaking to this publication this week, Koosimile said Godfrey was never a Pastor at Holiness church as assumed by many.
Godfrey, who goes by the name Bishop P Godfrey on social media, allegedly shot a video of himself committing suicide on Sunday evening. According to a few friends and those close to Godfrey, the deceased was from Molepolole and has been identified as a pastor at Holiness Union Church in Metsimotlhabe.
On the evening of Sunday last week, he went live on Facebook and proceeded to put a rope around his neck. He was seen in the short video hanging by the neck until he took his last breath. TO READ THE FULL STORY, BUY THIS WEEK’S (11 August 2021) PRINT EDITION OF THE MIDWEEK SUN AT A STORE NEAR YOU.