BDP Will Lose Elections - Khama

BPF patron Ian Khama. PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
BPF patron Ian Khama. PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

FRANCISTOWN: Former president Ian Khama castigated his successor Mokgweetsi Masisi during the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) rally on Saturday for allegedly stifling democracy in Botswana.

Delivering his speech at a well-attended BPF rally at the Old Francistown Stadium on a chilly afternoon, Khama said Masisi’s term of office as the country’s President is coming to an abrupt end after the upcoming general elections in October.

The BPF founder and patron claimed that Masisi is fond of harassing him and activists of other political parties like Duma Boko of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), Biggie Butale of BPF, Ignatius Moswaane of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and other Batswana, using lawfare. 

Editor's Comment
Respect public institutions Mr Pres

Leaders must uphold the rule of law and ensure justice, but Masisi’s remarks raise serious concerns on the separation of powers and the independence of the justice system.Masisi’s claim that he personally instructed authorities not to handcuff Khama, regardless of the legal circumstances, undermines the principles of justice and equality before the law.As Head of State, Masisi should respect the judicial process and avoid interfering in...

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