Some want to portray us as dishonest people- Mohwasa
The long awaited report on the late charismatic Botswana Movement for Democracy’ (BMD)’s President, Gomolemo Motswaledi’s death could be released soon.
This is if the statement made by Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC)’s Head of Communications, Moeti Mohwasa recently is anything to go by.
Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday, Mohwasa said the UDC would have to release the Motswaledi Report to inspire public confidence as they ask for donations to settle court costs incurred from 2019 General election petitions.
He said that every time the UDC asks for donations from the public, the issue of donations made towards the investigations of what killed Motswaledi crops up.
“ It’s a sensitive and emotive issue. What I know is that there was shortage of money to carry on with investigations, and then chaos set in making it impossible to continue, but despite all that at one stage we will have to produce a report on the donations contributed,” said Mohwasa.
He went on to note that every time the UDC asks for donations the issue is brought up with the intention of portraying the coalition movement as a bunch of dishonest people who failed to account for previous donations.
“It’s an agenda to discredit us,”he charged.
Motswaledi died six years ago in car accident, which many suspected involved foul play.
After the release of a police report, which said Motswaledi died in ‘a road accident without any foul play,’ the UDC asked for donations from the public for an independent investigation.
UDC President, Duma Boko then told a press conference that their preliminary findings by experts suggested that he was murdered.
Meanwhile the UDC Treasurer, Dennis Alexandra has complained about the snail’s pace which funds meant for assisting their 15 Election petitioners were trickling in. So far the UDC has only managed to collect P44 000 in despite the huge bill they have received.
“We have so far received a bill of P565 000 from the Court of Appeal and we are waiting for the High Court and Independent Electoral Commission to furnish us with theirs. We estimate the entire bill to at least cap at P1.5 million,” Mohwasa said.