Thursday, April 25, 2024

Tshekedi tipped off about impending arrest upon return

At least according to what his elder brother promised, Tshekedi Khama, the Serowe West MP who has gone AWOL, should have returned last month. However, nothing suggests that he will be coming home soon. As a good source says, the MP received intelligence that he would be arrested by the Directorate of Intelligence Services and Security (DISS) upon setting foot in Botswana.

“I have asked my brother, Honourable Tshekedi Khama, to return to Botswana and meet with President Masisi or whoever the President may appoint to meet with him, in order to commence the process of reconciliation in ours and the nation’s interests,” announced former president Ian Khama and Tshekedi’s elder brother, through his Facebook page early last month.

Khama, who is currently living in South Africa as an exile after falling out with Masisi, explained this dramatic development by stating that he had been receiving a number of calls and messages from people. Those people, he said, informed him about remarks that Masisi is said to have made recently: “He is quoted as saying that he hopes one day he and I can find common ground.” This was the first time since 2018 that Khama has used proper nomenclature to refer Masisi and to have written the first letter of his name in the upper case.

However, as Sunday Standard reported around the same time, Tshekedi’s return had nothing to do with reconciling his elder brother and Masisi but protecting his parliamentary seat.

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