Opinions differ over Khama’s BPF participation

BPF members
BPF members

FRANCISTOWN: Opinion is divided over former president Ian Khama’ sudden announcement that he intends to scale down his participation in the affairs of Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF).

There is a school of thought that his departure will be a severe blow to the party while others maintain a contrary position. Before announcing that he will scale down his participation in BPF activities, there were already assumptions that his continued absence from the country continues to negatively affect the party. Khama is in a self-imposed exile in South Africa.

He left the country more than a year ago following a bitter fall out with his anointed successor, President Mokgweetsi Masisi. He recently expressed his desire to reduce his participation in BPF activities and accused the party of gross transgressions towards the ideals of democracy. Since his announcement, there have been widespread doubts that the BPF will find it hard to survive without him. There is no dispute that Khama championed the formation of the party in 2019. Being a BPF patron, Khama does not have a formal responsibility, but he remains a revered figure in the party.

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