Former President of Botswana, Ian Khama has been slapped with 13 charges including illegal possession of fire arms.

The former head of state fled to neighbouring South Africa recently, citing danger to his life. He was charged in absentia along with four others.

Amongst the four is a former intelligence boss and a suspended police head.

This comes as President Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to host his Botswana counterpart President Mokgweetsi Masisi later this week.


The two heads of states will discuss issues to do with trade and relations between the two sisterly nations, aswell as peace in the SADC region.

They might also discuss Khama’s issue which is a complicated one since he is being accused of possessing illegal and stolen fire arms which is a threat to Botswana’s security.

These charges started coming out when Khama was still President in 2016.

Therefore it is difficult for South Africa to get involved but they are harbouring a suspect who is supposed to appear in court.