Botswana makes u-turn on Zimbabwe

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

Botswana has rescinded her decision to recall her defence and intelligence attaches from Zimbabwe. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs states that in a bilateral meeting held in Zimbabwe, the two countries discussed mutual defence and security matters together with a range of issues concerning wildlife, customs and excise, prisons and animal diseases.

A few weeks ago Botswana decided to withdraw her defence and intelligence attaches and gave Zimbabwe an ultimatum to follow suit and withdraw their attaches (defence and intelligence). Botswana was reacting to Zimbabwe’s insistence that the three wildlife officers who were arrested for crossing into the Zimbabwean border by mistake should be taken to court to determine their innocence or otherwise. The trio were released and punished with the Prohibited Immigrant status. However Zimbabwe has since rescinded the [continue reading]


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