BPF’s over-reliance on the Khama magic

BPF patron and former State President Khama
BPF patron and former State President Khama

Former president Ian Khama and his anointed successor President Mokgweetsi Masisi have been more than colleagues but real brothers in arms. What even brought them much closer was a common history of being scions of Botswana’s founding leaders.

The late Sir Seretse Khama and the late Sethomo Masisi were at the helm of government in the trying formative days of Botswana’s sovereignty. For 10 years (2008-2018) Khama and Masisi seemed to have been brought together by destiny. Theirs sounded like a political relationship made in heaven and in turbulent times, Khama counted on Masisi‘s unfailing love and loyalty.

Actually, Masisi was always towering head and shoulders above the rest of the pack in cheer leading and parrying criticisms levelled against Khama. He was the champion and face of Khama’s pet projects. As planned on April 1, 2018 Khama was too happy to step down a year before the expiry of his last term proper and in line with the constitutional provision of automatic succession and the wishes of his mentor, Masisi took the oath of office as the fifth President of the Republic of Botswana.

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