As then Acting Speaker, Pono Moatlhodi, alerted the nation in February this year, Tshekedi Khama ran the risk of losing his seat as Serowe West MP if he missed the session that just ended. Tshekedi, who is living in exile with his brothers in South Africa, did miss the whole session and last week, Moatlhodi, who is now back to his position as Deputy Speaker, announced that he has lost his seat.
Tshekedi went AWOL a year ago after an unpleasant encounter with agents of the Directorate of Intelligence Services and Security (DISS) who were investigating him over a criminal matter relating to Seleka Springs, a company that he and his twin brother, Anthony, are co-directors in. The brothers spent a weekend at a DISS detention facility in Sebele and are said to have been severely traumatised by this experience. Immediately upon their release, the brothers crossed into South Africa with their families in tow to join their brother, former president Ian Khama, who had fled there much earlier in November 2021.
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