'I will pass the mantle'

President Masisi is heading towards the 2024 general election with hope that Batswana could vote his BDP back into power PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
President Masisi is heading towards the 2024 general election with hope that Batswana could vote his BDP back into power PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has promised to pass the mantle when his time as helmsman ends.

Masisi was speaking Wednesday during the international summit on constitutionalism and democratic consolidation in Africa held in Gaborone.

The three-day summit co-hosted by the government of Botswana and National Democratic Institute (NDI) is among others meant to counter the global trends of democratic backsliding and strengthening support for constitutional term limits. Masisi is serving his first term after taking the baton from his predecessor and now arch rival Ian Khama in 2018.

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