Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s supporters are lobbying him to contest for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) chairmanship in what is believed to be part of a grand plan to oust President Mokgweetsi Masisi.
The opposition parties’ alliance - the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has said that its intervention on the bid by Botswana government to procure fighter jets from Sweden has resulted in an immediate suspension of the deal between the two countries.
Speculation has erupted over the reasons behind an array of transactions linking the minister of Minerals and Energy Sadique Kebonang to companies owned by Bakang Seretse – an investment executive and fund manager of the government National Petroleum Fund.
Seretse faces charges of money laundering. The charges are related to his activities at the National Petroleum Fund.
President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s life may have been in danger after it emerged this week that for months, an imposter had infiltrated the State House security detail. The man, whose name is known to the Sunday Standard, was arrested last week, on the day Khama delivered his State of the Nation address – months after he slipped into the President’s security.
An opposition leader believes that by disbursing economic stimulus package (ESP) funds and adjudicating tenders under this programme, the Office of the President (OP) may not only have usurped the mandate of two government organisations but may also have acted illegally.