The Zimbabwean government might lift the Prohibited Immigrant (PI) status imposed on three wildlife rangers who were arrested after straying over the Zimbabwean border.
Government spokesperson Jeff Ramsay said this was revealed at a meeting to discuss the strained security relations between the two states after the three rangers were arrested. Defence, Justice and Security Minister Ramadeluka Seretse and four Zimbabwean ministers, Emmerson Mnangagwa of Defence, Patrick Chinamasa of Justice and legal Affairs, Sidney Sekeremayi of National security and home Affairs Minister Giles Mutseyekwa agreed that they would reconsider the PI status on the wildlife officers.
The meeting held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe is said to have come up with an agreement for that country to immediately release a Botswana vehicle and rifles, which were confiscated by the Mugabe government after the trio's arrest. The Zimbabwean ministers are also said to have agreed for the country to drop its appeal against the court decision to drop charges against the three officers.
The Botswana government has remained adamant that nothing illegal is going on at the Selibe-Phikwe based station adding that VOA does its broadcasting from Washington in the United States whilst its only hosting its relay station at Selebi-Phikwe.