Khama declares 133 prohibited immigrants

President Khama
President Khama

President Ian Khama’s administration has deported 10,204 illegal migrants and declared 133 prohibited immigrants this year alone.

This was revealed by the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs at a press conference this week. According to minister Edwin Batshu most of the deported illegal migrants are Zimbabweans. Batshu said over 100 foreigners, of various nationalities, were declared prohibited immigrants.

Khama has come under heavy criticism from various stakeholders on his clandestine deportations of foreign nationals. His predecessor, Festus Mogae, stated in a recent interview that he had deported only one individual, Professor Kenneth Good. He however insisted that the respected Austrian academic was not declared a prohibited immigrant, but his residence permit had expired and the government of Botswana did not renew it.

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