Ian Khama

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Ian Khama
4th President of Botswana
In office
1 April 2008 – 1 April 2018
Vice PresidentMokgweetsi Masisi
Ponatshego Kedikilwe
Mompati Merafhe
Preceded byFestus Mogae
Succeeded byMokgweetsi Masisi
5th Vice President of Botswana
In office
13 July 1998 – 1 April 2008
PresidentFestus Mogae
Preceded byFestus Mogae
Succeeded byMompati Sebogodi Merafhe
Personal details
Ian Seretse Khama

(1953-02-27) 27 February 1953 (age 71)
Chertsey, England, UK
Political partyBotswana Democratic Party
ParentsSeretse Khama (father)
Ruth Williams (mother)
Alma materRoyal Military Academy Sandhurst
Military service
Allegiance Botswana
Years of service1977–1998
RankLieutenant General
CommandsBotswana Defence Force

Seretse Khama Ian Khama[1] (born 27 February 1953)[2] was the President of Botswana from 2008 to 2018. Khama was Vice President of Botswana before he became President. He was also a pilot in his younger years. Khama began his term as President on 1 April 2008 and served until 1 April 2018. His predecessor was Festus Mogae. His father, Seretse Khama, was the first President of Botswana. In April 2022, Ian Khama was summoned by the justice of his country. The former head of state is accused, among other things, of illegal possession of a firearm. The case dates back to 2016.[3] In December 2022, an arrest warrant was issued by Bostwana against Ian Khama who is believed to be in South Africa.

References[change | change source]

  1. "President Khama has a new official name". Mmegi Online. February 11, 2016. Archived from the original on July 6, 2020. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  2. "True to tradition, Khama is born to rule Botswana", Sapa-AFP (Pretoria News), 1 April 2008.
  3. Template:En justice/ Africanews[permanent dead link].