FORMER PRESIDENT KHAMA OPEN TO RECONCILE WITH PRESIDENT MASISI
After years of fighting after he stepped down from the presidency, the former President of Botswana, Ian Khama said he is ready to dispatch his younger brother, Tshekedi Khama, and to meet with representatives of President Mokgweetsi Masisi in their latest attempt at reconciliation.
Khama, who has been in self-imposed exile in South Africa since November 2021 is taking this avenue after receiving information from numerous sources that Masisi had publicly spoken about wanting to sit down with him.
“I have asked my brother, Honorable Tshekedi Khama, to return to Botswana and meet with President Masisi, or whoever the president may appoint to meet with him, in order to commence the process of reconciliation in our and the nation’s interests,” read part of a Facebook post by Khama late on Monday.
Since leaving Botswana and living in exile in South Africa, Khama has travelled across Africa and has been to the United Kingdom on two occasions. He is facing 14 charges ranging from unlawful possession of firearms to money laundering, and an arrest warrant was issued for him in late December.
Two weeks ago in 2023 Former President attempted to have the charges he is facing thrown out in the High Court in Gaborone, but the court upheld it and said Khama’s appearance in court was an urgent matter.