By Derick Tsimba
Failing to become a genuine statesman in Southern African Development Community (SADC), the former Botswana President, Seretse Ian Khama is showing that he is ill experienced and has no respect for other nation’s sovereignty by blindly interfering in the internal affairs of Zimbabwe.
Going on public Seretse Ian Khama has began a campaign to mislead Zimbabweans to make personal sacrifices to free themselves from what he calls a repressive Zanu-PF-led government.
Recently in Botswana speaking on Duma FM Khama said, “Time has come for Zimbabweans to do something much more. Even if it means a personal sacrifice, withdrawal of labour crossing the borders to make neighbouring States pay attention to what is happening in Zimbabwe.”
A political analyst who spoke to this publication on condition of anonymity said the former leader of Botswana should not have come out in public with such ill twisted facts, it shows that Khama is a blind faulty working for his master.
“Khama is blinded and fails to see that Zimbabwe’s woes are not an issue of governance, but can be traced back to more than 20 years ago as the country battled the desire by the West to remain in control of Zimbabwe’s land. The country’s economy continues to be subjected to the harsh economic sanctions from the West due to their bitterness over land ownership which they want to discredit at all costs,” said the political analyst.
The Harare Post has learnt, at a time African statesman should come together to unite against western domination, the former Botswana president is sowing seed of division and strife. Khama blames SADC and the African Union (AU) for letting down the people of Zimbabwe for too long, yet he fails to realise that these same organs have already realised Zimbabwe is being affected by economic sanctions from the West and they have since been calling for the West to remove these sanctions.