Khama mulls early return


Following the arrest of his twin brothers, former president Ian Khama says he could return to the country ahead of schedule. Khama’s brothers, Tshekedi who is also Serowe West legislator and Anthony, who is an entrepreneur, were on Friday arrested and detained by the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS).

Tshekedi’s wife Thea Khama was also detained and was released on Saturday night while the twins remained in detention. Following the news of their detention, Khama took to social media and various media outlets saying it is a continuation of the harassment and persecution that his family is being subjected to since the fabrication of accusations made against him. He said he had been informed by a source from within the DIS itself, that the arrests were done on specific orders from President Mokgweetsi Masisi. Khama has since told this publication through his private secretary, Mabedi Letsholo that he could come home soon to ‘fight’ for his brothers' freedom. This is despite the fact that Khama, who left the country quietly late last year, was not scheduled to return anytime soon.

He has agreed with Bagammangwato who have been demanding answers of his well being that he would only come back home if guaranteed freedom and safety. “The current events motivate me to bring forward my plans to return in order to confront this evil in our nation. The devil is well represented on earth. They were not under the same level of threat as I was until now. And there had not been any indications to eliminate them as with myself. Of course, they have undergone harassment and targeting, but after this, they will have to consider their options whilst taking into account that this illegal operation by these despots was probably intended to intimidate them to leave,” he said.

Editor's Comment
Let the law take its course

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