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Thursday, December 29, 2022

A warrant of arrest has been issued against former Botswana President, Ian Khama

A warrant of arrest has been issued against former Botswana President, Ian Khama.

14 criminal charges ranging from unlawful possession of a firearm to receiving stolen property have been leveled against him.

He has been in a war of words with current president. All three face a total of 38 charges.

Illegal possession of firearms is one of the criminal charges faced by the former president.

Under Botswana law, the illegal possession of guns could lead to a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

Ian Khama ruled Botswana between 2008 and 2018.

In November 2021 the former president went into a self-imposed exhile in South Africa.

The court summons against the former president comes ahead of current President Masisi's planned meeting with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria on Friday.

It is the state's case that Khama faces a charge of unlawful possession of firearms on or around 3 March 2016.

He was initially charged in April this year in absentia along with former state intelligence boss Isaac Kgosi, suspended police commissioner Keabetswe Makgophe and Victor Paledi, a former deputy permanent secretary in the youth, gender, sport and culture ministry.

Khama is facing 14 charges ranging from unlawful possession of a firearm to receiving stolen property and money laundering. But the warrant is for one charge.  

The former president left Botswana in November 2021 for South Africa.

At the time he denied that he was seeking asylum or running away from alleged persecution by his successor Mokgweetsi Masisi.

He told journalists that Masisi was using state institutions to attack him since their fallout in 2019.

Since then, Khama has been travelling the world from his base in South Africa. In January he was in Zambia to visit the late former Zambian president Rupiah Banda, who was suffering from colon cancer.

On that same visit, he went to see the family of the late Zambian founding president Kenneth Kaunda. He was to return to Zambia for the burial of Banda where he spoke about his persecution back home.

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