Exciting but chaotic inauguration

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source: Mmegi


New President Ian Khama was inaugurated in a procession characterised by excitement and glitches yesterday morning.

Early in the pleasantly cloudy morning, a curious crowd gathered and waited for the arrival of the VIPs. By 7am, security had secured the Parliament Building area spanning Parliament Adjunct, Ntlo Ya Dikgosi Building and the parliamentary gardens.

Right in front of Parliament Building was the arena where the inauguration would take place. Chairs decorated in national colours and a red carpet was laid leading up to the inauguration podium under a small marquee structure, facing eastwards. On the steps of the Parliament was the VIP section on which the Khama family including the new president’s brothers Tshekedi and Anthony, his sister Jacqueline, former presidents Festus Mogae and Sir Ketumile Masire and other dignitaries sat. The media cameramen and [continue reading]

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