NWDC dispute stalls special meeting

Francinah Baaitse Mmana
NEWLY ELECTED: Kelebetseng and Folae

A special full council meeting which was scheduled to take place this morning (Friday 2 June, 2023) in Maun has been cancelled over a legality question.

North West District Council confirmed in a notice Thursday evening that the meeting could not continue as scheduled because its legality is being challenged before a Maun High Court.

“To avoid being held to be in contempt, the council has no choice but to cancel the meeting,” reads the cancellation notice in part.

The council’s former Chairperson, Kebareeditse Ntsogotho, and his deputy, Lekonne Masoko, have dragged the council to court after they were ousted from office through a vote of no confidence on Tuesday this week.

On Friday the meeting was to dismantle Council committees and elect new ones, together with their chairpersons through the vote of no confidence.

Further cited as respondents in the legal suit are the newly elected Chairman- Itumeleng Kelebetseng and his deputy, Nico Folae, who were nominated and sworn into office on Tuesday.

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