Khama labels his CoA ruling gross injustice

Former president Khama visiting Dalai Lama in 2019
Former president Khama visiting Dalai Lama in 2019

Former President Ian Khama says he is surprised that the Court of Appeal has reversed his victory in a legal battle about his retirement benefits. He has since labeled the ruling a gross injustice.

The victory comes after the State vowed it was not liable to Khama and his requests. One of the big issues is that former president's request to visit spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, compromised the country’s relations with Asian giant, China.

On Friday the Court of Appeal bench agreed with the government that the High Court was wrong to rule that the former statesman was entitled to all the benefits and that he was to be compensated in full for the India trip. Khama has since told this publication through his Private Secretary, Mabedi Letsholo, that he saw it coming.

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