The former president of Botswana, Ian Seretse Khama has finally broke his silence, days after fleeing Botswana to the Republic of South Africa.


Khama took to social media to thank the people of Botswana and other people from different countries for praying for him during this hard time.

In the statement, Ian Khama denied that he is in exile. He vowed to return to Botswana as soon as he finishes his business outside the country.

“Fellow citizens, I am short of words to express my most sincere gratitude and appreciation for the overwhelming messages of goodwill, support, encouragement and your prayers that I have received from you, Batswana. I am also receiving the same expressions of goodwill and support from Batswana outside the country as well as nationals of foreign countries.


Rest assured that, I am not in exile, never. Once I have completed my round of consultations and meetings I will be returning. I intend that to be sooner rather than later.  


In the meantime, let us also pray for a quick end to the crisis our country has been plunged into,” he said.


Khama fled to South Africa few weeks back after the Botswana Service Police attempted to arrest him under the orders of Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS).