Former Botswana President Ian Khama Will Not Attend Mnangagwa Inauguration

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Former Botswana President Ian Khama Will Not Attend Mnangagwa Inauguration

Former President of Botswana Ian Seretse Khama will not be attending President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s inauguration due to prior commitments, the government of Botswana has revealed.

PRESIDENT KHAMA INVITES MNANGAGWA

The inauguration, slated for Sunday 26 August 2018 follows the declaration by Chief Justice Luke Malaba that Mnangagwa was the country’s duly elected leader after the apex court dismissed with costs MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa’s poll petition challenging the ZEC presidential results.

In a statement released today, Botswana said Khama’s successor President Mokgweetsi Masisi will travel to Harare for the inauguration.

It was revealed that Masisi and his entourage which includes former President Festus G. Mogae and other senior Government officials, will return to Botswana on the same day.

Read part of the statement:

“His Excellency the President will be accompanied by the former President of the Republic of Botswana, His Excellency Mr. Festus G. Mogae, Honourable Dr. Unity Dow, Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation, and Senior Government Officials.

President Masisi and his entourage will return to Botswana on the same day, 26 August 2018.

The Ministry wishes to further inform that former President Lt-Gen. Dr. Seretse Khama Ian Khama will not be joining the delegation due to prior commitments.”

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