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Botswana’s Political Movements to shun Mandela’s funeral''

Political movements and trade unions in Botswana will not attend Mandela’s funeral, expected to attract scores of leaders from across the globe.

With hundreds of leaders converging on South Africa, leaders from Botswana, who often like to be associated with Mandela’s African National Congress, say they will simply send condolences.

Botswana Movement for Democracy President, Gomolemo Motswaledi, said they have not received any invitation and therefore will not attend. “This thing hinges on whether you have received an invitation or not. To the best of my knowledge, the secretariat office has not received any correspondence,” said Motswaledi.

However, he confirmed that his party had sent the condolences letter. He said even the UDC had not received an invitation. “We hope we will be able to attend. The party is making such preparations,” commented BNF secretary for International affairs, Kwenantle Gaseitsiwe.

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Many of political movements in Botswana have always fought for ANC’s attention, claiming to have contributed immensely contributed to the anti-apartheid struggle in South-Africa.

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