REPORTS from Botswana suggest that former Botswana President Seretse Ian Khama allegedly fled the neighbouring country after a court order for him to relinquish his weapons to the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) was granted.
Beitbridge Eye has picked an account of how Khama allegedly sneaked out of Botswana on Monday morning.
The former president reportedly left Serowe this morning heading for Gaborone.
His trip was allegedly altered as it took him to his farm in Tswapong, possibly just as a decoy. He allegedly ended up at the Martin’s Drift border where he supposedly parted ways with his long time security detail.
Private security took over as Khama crossed the border into neighbouring SA pressing his own security detail to return home.
A helicopter believed to have been waiting in one of the farms allegedly airlifted him without following the normal travel protocols raising fears Khama skipped before handing in the weapons.
Khama told Botswana’s Mmegi newspaper that he was free to travel to any country without looking for permission.
“I am in SA and I don’t need permission from anyone to travel,” Khama is quoted saying, ” I haven’t skipped the country. I have travelled to SA as many other people do”.
More to follow…