NEWLY ELECTED: Pelekekae and Otlaadisa

Justice Abednico Tafa of the Lobatse High Court has interdicted Kanye Administrative Authority (KAA) leadership re-election.

This followed an urgent application by Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Councillor, Kennedy Otlaadisa, calling for a re-run of the election.

Otlaadisa who had won the Vice Chairman position, convinced Justice Tafa to interdict the re-election.

The council held elections last week Monday where former KAA Council Chairman, Tlhomamo Dibeela of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) lost against Thapelo Pelekekae (BDP), and Otlaadisa (UDC) voted as his vice.

The sub-council was to hold the election yesterday after Council Secretary, Poloko Mojalemotho, nullified last week’s election results on grounds that a Standing order had been used instead of  the Local Government Act.

The BDP concillors wanted two ex-officio members, Southern District Chairman Alec Seametso and his Vice Thamiso Chabalala, to cast a vote.

The two had been excluded by the Southern District council Standing Order, which requires the duo to attend meetings but prohibits them from voting.

Principal Council Attorney, Sylvia Fologang Matenge, read out to the councilors, the court order interdicting the re-election, that was scheduled for yesterday (Tuesday).

Tafa ordered the council to submit heads of arguments by today 31st May.

The case continues on June 6th, at the Lobatse High Court.

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