Jive of celebration of former President of Botswana Ian Khama

Former Botswana President Ian Khama posted a video on social media showing him in a celebratory mood with his supporters.

Khama shared the video on Facebook on Sunday.

The video begins with Khama supporters dressed in yellow Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) t-shirts dancing to a song with sticks in their hands and a red shirt lying on the ground.

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Shortly after, the former president also emerges, donning a peaked hat with the words “Make Botswana Great Again”, also dancing to the song.

Khama and the group are then seen punching the red shirts, believed to be the attire of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).

The video went viral with thousands of comments.

In a previous post, Khama congratulated the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) political party on its victory in the by-election.

“It is evident that Botswana supports The People’s Project. Your dedication, hard work and level of commitment has given us victory and hope for a better Botswana. Cde Gift Ndanyala Tebo, this is an opportunity for you to do something good for Botswana; work hard, serve and bring about change. Ke Nako!

Khama reportedly fled to South Africa late last year, citing danger to his life.

He was slapped with 14 counts, including unlawful possession of firearms.

The former president was charged in absentia alongside four others, including a former intelligence chief and a suspended police chief.

Khama has denied the allegations against him.

Last month the President Cyril Ramaphosa denied suggestions that South Africa is hosting Khama.

Ramaphosa admitted that current President Mokgweetsi Masisi raised the issue during a tete-a-tete in April when he met his counterpart.

“We only discussed it to the extent that he informed me that charges had been brought against the former president here in South Africa.

In an interview with Daily MaverickKhama dismissed reports that he was trying to flee arrest in Botswana, but said his successor, Masisi, had used state institutions to pursue him since their relationship soured two years ago .

Bad blood between Khama and his Masisi raised tensions between the South African and Botswana in 2019 to such an extent that then-International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu visited Gaborone as Ramaphosa’s special envoy to repair the bridges.

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