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