Former Botswana President Khama Slams Zimbabwe's 'Brutal Regime'

In a webinar meeting to discuss the situation in Zimbabwe, former Botswana president Ian Khama said Zimbabweans had shown tremendous resilience in the face of a brutal regime. "40 years after independence in Zimbabwe the only thing that's changed is the name of the country and leaders, in plain English, there's a crisis in Zimbabwe, not just challenges and that's why Zanu-PF officials used the word crisis more than 40 times and Zimbabwean lives matter," Khama said. Since July, a crackdown on opposition politicians and journalists characterised by alleged kidnappings and torture has drawn international attention, but President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government insists there is no crisis at all.

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Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa and former Botswana president Ian Khama (file photo).

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