Mixed reactions over Seretse resignation
The sudden resignation from his cabinet position by the Minister of Justice, Defence and Security Ramadeluka Seretse has elicited differing opinions from social commentators.
The timing of Seretse’s resignation could not be worse, in some ways, as the opposition parties and the public at large have been calling for his resignation over a possible conflict of interest.
Unhelpfully, the government and Seretse himself have offered conflicting reasons for his departure and the rumour mill is in overdrive. Some say Seretse resigned after the crime-busting organisation, Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) tied up its investigations over possible conflict of interest.
The investigations centred on the award of tenders to RFT Botswana (Pty) Ltd – a company whose directors are the minister’s wife and brother.
The company has won tenders worth over P1 million from [continue reading]