'They cannot silence us' - Mogae

Former President Festus Mogae PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Former President Festus Mogae PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

The outspoken former president Festus Mogae has not agreed to President Ian Khama and his lieutenants’ interventions to silence him into a mere spectator.

He tells Mmegi in this no-holds-barred interview that, “I neither agreed nor disagreed to be silent when the vice president approached me.” He was referring to 2011, during the three-months long public sector strike, when he and another former president Sir Ketumile Masire intervened.

Mogae also opened up on a variety of national and international issues, although at first declined to discuss Botswana.

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