Khama's threat is baffling

President Ian Khama says from now onwards, his government will use public funds to sponsor defamation lawsuits by Cabinet Ministers and senior public officers against the media.

Addressing the 35th High Level Consultative Council (HLCC) on Thursday last week, Khama took off on a tangent to say how government was concerned "at the growing slander now being directed against members of the Executive, including senior government officials, who are subjected to personal attacks for carrying out their public duties". As a result, the President said, government had decided that where members of government - including senior officials - were subjected to such abuse by the press, government would extend to them “appropriate” legal support.

 

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