Botswana’s ex-president Ian Khama skips father’s commemoration because of a ‘planned hit’

The Botswana government has accused Khama of refusing to accept that he’s no longer in power

03 July 2023 - 21:23 By Isaac Mahlangu

An empty chair stood out in the packed VIP marquee at Gaborone’s parliament grounds as Botswana marked and celebrated Sir Seretse Khama Day on the weekend...

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