Tshekedi Khama II

Tshekedi Stanford Khama (born 9 June 1958) is a Botswana politician. He is currently Member of Parliament for Serowe West, representing the Botswana Patriotic Front.

Tshekedi Khama II
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Minister of Environment, Conservation, Natural Resources and Tourism
In office
2012–2018
PresidentIan Khama
Mokgweetsi Masisi
Preceded byKitso Mokaila
Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Culture Development
In office
2018–2019
PresidentMokgweetsi Masisi
Preceded byThapelo Olopeng
Member of Parliament for
Serowe West
Assumed office
2008
Preceded byIan Khama
Personal details
Born
Tshekedi Stanford Khama

(1958-06-09) 9 June 1958 (age 63)
Serowe, Bechuanaland
NationalityMotswana
Political partyBotswana Democratic Party (2008–2019)
Botswana Patriotic Front (2019–)
Spouse(s)Thea Khama
RelationsAnthony Khama (brother)
Ian Khama (brother)
ChildrenKaedi Sekgoma Khama / Tahlia Naledi Khama
ParentsSeretse Khama
Ruth Williams Khama
Alma materInstitute of Development Management (Diploma)

BiographyEdit

Khama is one of four children of the first President of Botswana, Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams Khama, and is the brother of former president Ian Khama.[1][2]

Political careerEdit

Khama was elected to the National Assembly in Serowe North West in a 2008 by-election as a Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) member. He was subsequently re-elected in 2009 and 2014. From 2012 until 2018 he was Minister of Environment, Conservation, Natural Resources and Tourism. In 2018, President Mokgweetsi Masisi made him Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Culture Development.[3]

Prior to the 2019 general elections, he left the BDP to join the new Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF),[4] and was one of three BPF candidates elected.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Member of Parliament CV". Parliament of Botswana. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Of the Khamas, by the Khamas, for the Khamas". Mmegi. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  3. ^ Tshekedi unhappy with Masisi decision Weekend Post, 17 December 2018
  4. ^ Tshekedi Khama resigns from Botswana Democratic Party SABC News, 27 September 2019