Tough Road Ahead for Botswana as Khama Takes Masisi Head On

As the race to presidential elections draws closer the ruling Botswana Democratic Party has been hit with the allegedly newly formed faction dubbed New Jerusalem which has the backing of former President Ian Khama. This comes weeks after Masisi told parliament that relations between himself and Khama were so bad that he had asked former president Festus Mogae and other ruling party elders to mediate between them, to no avail.

  • Botswana:   Khama Ups Stakes

    The Patriot, 17 January 2019

    The race for the presidency of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has heated up with the New Jerusalem faction having already started country wide campaign tours as infighting in… Read more »

President Mokgweetsi Masisi and former President Ian Khama.

  • Botswana:   Masisi, Khama Feud Dangerous - Mokgware

    The Patriot, 6 December 2018

    Former Commander of Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Ground Forces, Major General Pius Mokgware, has warned that the on-going feud between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his… Read more »

  • Botswana:   Plot to Oust Masisi

    The Patriot, 9 November 2018

    Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is allegedly rocked by secret meetings involving top party figures, some within the Central Committee in a plot to oust President Mokgweetsi Masisi,… Read more »

  • Botswana:   Masisi Confirms Fallout With Khama

    The Patriot, 6 November 2018

    President Mokgweetsi Masisi has confirmed the uneasy relationship with the man he succeeded in power - Ian Khama. Read more »


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