Botswana authorities have announced that a further four suspected cases of the Corona Virus are currently being monitored.
It follows the recent announcement of the first suspected case of the virus, was registered on January 30th, at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport after the arrival of a passenger on an Ethiopian Airways flight from China.
The suspected passenger is now being kept under quarantine at the Block 8 Clinic in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone.
“The ministry continues to monitor the situation closely in consultation with World Health Organisation (WHO) and will keep the public updated,” the Botswana government said in the statement.
It has been alleged that Mswati III, the King of the impoverished African country of Eswatini and head of the Swazi Royal Family, has purchased a customized Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV for himself, and a further 19 Rolls Royce vehicles for his 15 wives.
Unconfirmed reports on social media have claimed that “4 Car Transporters fully loaded with 19 Rolls Royce cars and one Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV” were delivered to the small African country.
Between 2011 and 2015 Eswatini took US$507 million in overseas aid from other countries. Of this, US$140 million came from the United States which amounted to 28 percent of the total, and US$123 million from the European Union at 24 percent of the total. Other main donors were Taiwan US$74 million and the United Nations US$59 million.
The ruling party of Zambia, the Patrotic Front ( PF) has boasted of having trillions of Kwacha tax payers money along with a number of energetic officers to fix opposition political parties.
In a statement they said “We just spent close to K110, 000 minus allowances to those officers who were involved in disrupting the Democratic Party ( DP) meeting in Samfya yesterday”, according to a PF insider.
The ruling party has further vowed to remain in power beyond 2021, this will be achieved with the help of the state machinery and the men and women in the Police and armed forces to oppress those in opposition and make it hard for them to campaign.
Meanwhile, the main opposition United Party for National Development ( UPND) has promised to go ahead with their card renewal exercise despite PF intimidation through the Zambian Police force.
Voters headed to the polls today for The Republic of Botswana general elections, over 80% of registered voters turned out. The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) won a clear majority, after they gained 38 seats (67%) in parliament and 321 seats (70%) in city councils.
In accordance with the country’s legislation, Mokgweetsi Masisi, the leader of the election list of the winning BDP, has been declared president of Botswana. He served as the official, but not elected, head of state since 01/04/2018, after President Ian Khama resigned in line with Botswana’s political tradition.
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