Khama fingers fallout with Masisi behind 'derecognition'

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

Former president and Bagammangwato Kgosi, Ian Khama, has said his derecognition by the current administration is politically motivated.

Through his court paper reply, Khama has refuted claims by Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kgotla Autlwetse that his appointment as Kgosi in 1979 was not gazetted.

Khama submits that former subsequent administrations of the Botswana government, under presidents Sir Ketumile Masire, Festus Mogae, and his own, recognised him as the Bamangwato Kgosi. He says it can only be political bitterness that he is now derecognised.

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