Khama should learn from Namib­ian Pres­i­dent

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

EDI­TOR — When the Namib­ian Pres­i­dent, Hage Gein­gob, was asked by a stu­dent on what he thinks of Zim­babwe, he said that the coun­try is a sov­er­eign state and should be left to deal with its own is­sues.

If only the Botswana leader Ian Khama was to learn that each coun­try should be al­lowed to han­dle its own busi­ness with­out in­ter­fer­ence or out­side com­ments.

The over­grown bach­e­lor broke the diplo­matic holy grail and he is set­ting a bad prece­dent for fu­ture lead­ers from south­ern Africa.

Some of th­ese un­char­ac­ter­is­tic be­hav­iours stem from the fact that some coun­tries think that they are bet­ter than oth­ers be­cause maybe their economies are a foot bet­ter than Zim­babwe at the mo­ment.

That over­con­fi­dence is al­ways dan­ger­ous as the Bi­ble says, pride comes be­fore every fall. One day Khama will look back and re­gret his words, fate is like that.

Khama`s unAfrican be­hav­iour is in­flu­enced by his British roots, which makes him think that he is the prover­bial com­men­ta­tor on the state of af­fairs on the con­ti­nent.

He stands to be hum­bled in 2018 when the elec­torate gets to choose Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe over all th­ese other clowns. Sedrick Jokonya, Mu­torashanga

Ian Khama

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