Festive jive of former President of Botswana Jan Khama



Former Botswana President Ian Khama posted a video on social media showing him in a festive mood with his supporters.

Kama shared a video on facebook on Sunday.

The video begins with Hama supporters wearing Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) yellow T-shirts dancing to the song with sticks in their hands and a red shirt lying on the ground.

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Soon the former president appears, wearing a pointed hat, saying “Make Botswana great again”, also dancing to the song.

Khama and the group are then seen beating red shirts believed to be the clothes of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).

The video went viral with thousands of comments.

In an earlier post, Khama congratulated the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) political party on winning the by-election.

“It is clear that Botswana supports the People’s Project. Your dedication, hard work and level of commitment has given us victory and hope for a better Botswana. Cde Gift Ndanyala Tebo, this is an opportunity for you to do something good for Batswana; work hard, serve and bring change. Ke Nako!”

Khama reportedly fled to South Africa late last year, citing danger to his life.

He faces 14 charges, including illegal possession of firearms.

The former president was charged in absentia along with four others, including a former intelligence chief and a ousted police chief.

Khama denied the allegations against him.

Last month the President Cyril Ramaphosa rejected suggestions that South Africa was harboring Khama.

Ramaphosa acknowledged that current President Mokgwetsi Masisi raised the issue during a tête-à-tête in April when he met with his counterpart.

“We only discussed it until he told me that here in South Africa there were charges against the former president.

In an interview with Daily MaverickKhama denied reports that he tried to escape arrest in Botswana, but said his successor Masisi has used government agencies to harass him since their relationship soured two years ago.

The feud between Khama and his Masisi escalated tensions between South Africa and Botswana in 2019, to the point that then Foreign Minister Lindiwe Sisulu traveled to Gaborone as Ramaphosa’s special envoy to build bridges.

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