‘We won’t re­spond to Mu­gabe's jibe about Pres­i­dent Khama’

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G– Botswana has said it would not re­spond to Pres­i­dent Robert Mu­gabe, due to his ad­vanced age, af­ter the vet­eran leader at­tacked Pres­i­dent Ian Khama, ac­cus­ing him of fail­ing to sup­port his coun­try’s for­eign af­fairs min­is­ter for the African Union Com­mis­sion post, says a re­port

The south­ern African coun­try’s for­eign min­is­ter, Pelonomi Ven­son-Moitoi, was up against the cur­rent AUC Chair­per­son Moussa Faki and two other cont en­ders - Sene­gal’s Bathily Ab­doulaye, spe­cial UN en­voy for Cen­tral Africa, and Kenyan Forei g n Min­iste r Amina Mo­hamed. Speak­ing at the South Africa-Zim­babwe Bi-National Com­mis­sion this week, Mu­gabe said that Khama had failed to sup­port Ven­son-Moitoi for the post, cre­at­ing a neg­a­tive im­pres­sion among other lead­ers, re­ports NewsDay.

"We worked hard. They worked hard, sweated, they sweated, you sweated, we sweated, (but) one man didn’t sweat. He stayed at home and ex­pected that won­ders would hap­pen, and they didn’t hap­pen.”

Botswana Pres­i­dent Ian Khama and Pres­i­dent Robert Mu­gabe.

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