Botswana president Ian Khama has urged his counterpart in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe to leave office so that Zimbabwe can get back on the “path of peace and prosperity.” He also told Mugabe that he had no regional support from SADC to prolong his 37 years in power. Mugabe is reported to have agreed to leave power in principle after the Zimbabwe Defence Forces seized power in the early hours of Wednesday. However, he is reported to have placed many conditions that the military is refusing to comply with.
Speaking to Reuters Khama said:
I don’t think anyone should be President for that amount of time. We are Presidents, we are not monarchs. It’s just common sense.
Khama who became president of Botswana in 2008, will be leaving power next year after finishing two terms.
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