19 January 2018

Botswana: Vice President Masisi Praises Departed MP

Mochudi — Vice President and Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) chairperson, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi has described the late MP for Mochudi East, Mr Isaac Davids as a hard worker who was followed by people wherever he went.

Speaking at the memorial service hosted by the BDP in Mochudi yesterday, Mr Masisi said there must have been something very special about Mr Davids given that he had won elections regardless of his party affiliation.

He said the BDP was happy to have a man of his caliber who knew how to address issues without fear and always spoke his mind.

He further said Mr Davids grew up within the BDP and they were sad when he left the party for the opposition.

Again, he said he was happy when he met Mr Davids and learnt that he wanted to rejoin the BDP after they had been courting him for a long time.

Mr Masisi asked fellow members of Parliament to learn from the life of Mr Davids because he was a good man and a man of people.

He said they had hope and trust as the BDP that come 2019, they would win Mochudi East constituency, thus encouraged democrats to ensure that they worked hard to retain it.

He described Mr Davids as a gentleman who took care of himself and could be seen through his style of dress.

Also, Mr Masisi encouraged democrats to restrain from spreading unwanted rumours which could destroy the party which alleged that the herdmen who killed Mr Davids could have been sent by the BDP.

Mr Masisi said as members, they feared God and would never take the life of another human being.

He also warned those who reported incidences such as fatal accidents and gruesome deaths on social and news platforms without considering the feelings of the family members to refrain from such act as they were detrimental to social cohesion.

BDP secretary general, Mr Mpho Balopi said as a community leader, Mr Davids proved beyond reasonable doubt he was committed to serving Bakgatla and the nation.

He said Mr Davids feared God and respected the leadership of the nation including dikgosi in Kgatleng.

He added that they had learnt a lot from him and would use the good which he taught them to build their communities and Batswana. Again, he said Mr Davids always spoke his mind.

Mr Davids died on Sunday alledgedly at the hands of his herdmen.

The two herdmen have since appeared before the courts charged with the murder of the legislator. He will be buried on Saturday. BOPA

Source : BOPA


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