Masisi-Khama Relationship Remains Hazy

Masisi and Khama on Saturday in Gaborone
Masisi and Khama on Saturday in Gaborone

PALAPYE: It was not entirely convincing whether President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor Ian Khama were ready to smoke the peace pipe when the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) emerged from a national retreat on Saturday.

After the retreat, party secretary general Mpho Balopi told a press conference that for the first time after a long time, Masisi and Khama had a plausible lunch together.

Balopi saw that as a positive step to reviving their soiled relationship, but no matter how much he tried to convince the press conference that was held at Majestic Five Hotel, something still seemed amiss.

Editor's Comment
Are police trigger-happy?

Unfortunately, that day turned sour for those who were shopping at Sefalana Cash and Carry in Gaborone West Industrial.The exchange of fire that ensued between members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS) and robbers who had allegedly robbed a G4S cash-in-transit vehicle left two civilians dead, three robbers struck down, and an undisclosed number of citizens wounded.One deceased civilian is reportedly an employee of the Citizen Entrepreneurial...

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