Masisi-Khama feud puts the presidency at a crossroads

Khama and Masisi are yet to smoke the peace pipe
Khama and Masisi are yet to smoke the peace pipe

Botswana has enjoyed peaceful transitions of power from one President to another for the past five decades.

But the country has never had to deal with open disagreement and tension between a sitting President and his predecessor.

This seems like a script from the Art of War. The 2019 polls were unique in that they were the first election in the post-Khama era. Ian Khama will undoubtedly go down as one of the most polarising political figures of our time.

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