The country recently elected President Mokgweetsi Masisi who took power from former president Ian Khama after he stepped down from the presidency. The president was elected in October general polls, though the opposition called the vote rigged. Travel restrictions were imposed on Motsepe-Radebe after the election. South Africans normally do not require advanced visas to travel to Botswana.
Reasons were not stated for the visa requirement, although Motsepe-Radebe has faced allegations she interfered in the recent leadership election of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in a bid to remove Masisi.
South African banks have offered some vindication. Nedbank and Absa say she is not a signatory on accounts allegedly set up for illicit money flows.
Motsepe-Radebe said banking documents implicating her were forged and said, “are we going to go back to what we suffered in the apartheid regime where underground operatives castrated and character assassinated individuals to the highest order?” Motsepe-Radebe has called for an Interpol investigation into the allegations.
In other news – Somizi’s #IdolsSA finale entrance gets thumbs up from twitter
The last episode of season 15 of Idols SA is here and fans are looking forward to seeing who is the winner – Support has been divided between Luyolo Yiba or Sneziey Msomi and either of them could be the one to take that title .