“I welcome an extradition request” - Khama

Ian Khama PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Ian Khama PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

With the State having indicated today they will consider applying for extradition so that the second accused former president Ian Khama can appear before court, the latter says he would welcome an extradition request should the State go ahead with it.

Khama was supposed to appear at Broadhurst Regional Court today but he was a no show. The former president is currently is in a self imposed exile in South Africa. Last month, the former army general was charged with 14 offences becoming the first former president to be charged with criminal offences post his tenure.

"My comment is that I would very much welcome an extradition request because that would give me and my associates an opportunity to expose the lies and fabrications that President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his cronies have been embarking on against me,” Khama told Mmegionline in an interview.

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