Extensive vote rigging noted in Botswana’s poll, investigation shows
This will form part of a challenge by the Umbrella for Democratic Change to results in 16 of the 38 constituencies won by President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s BDP
An investigation into Botswana’s elections, commissioned by the main opposition group, alleges widespread rigging and the involvement of the country’s secret service.
A report on the investigation, carried out by SA’s Forensics For Justice, includes signed statements alleging that thousands of voters were allowed to cast ballots twice in different constituencies and that election officials and voters were bribed. Forensics for Justice is headed by SA-based investigator Paul O’Sullivan...