Masisi-Khama’s four-year rivalry

In happier times: Khama and Masisi PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
In happier times: Khama and Masisi PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

“Go tsile go nna monate” is the famous five worded phrase uttered by former president, Ian Khama assuring the nation as he was bidding Batswana farewell. Only little did he know that the words will haunt him years later. Exactly four years ago today Khama happily passed the baton to his trusted friend, ally and successor now nemesis, President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

“I wish to express my sincere gratitude to you on behalf of Batswana Sir, as you have been a great source of inspiration to all of us. Allow me in the same breath to wish you a happy, restful and rewarding retirement,” Masisi told Khama sitting across him during the inauguration ceremony.

But it never turned out to be a ‘happy, restful and rewarding’ retirement for Khama who is currently in exile in South Africa.

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