Khama denies involvement in leaked Butale audio tape
Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) Patron, Ian Khama has been accused of scheming and shaming the embattled party President, Biggie Butale, in a leaked audio tape that has since gone viral on social media.
A voice sounding similar to that of the former President is overheard in the audio tape, as Butale converses with the victim.
A faction sympathetic to Butale has taken the audio tape to voice experts to ascertain allegations that Khama is the brains behind the ousting of Butale.
According to Butale’s supporters, a voice in the background that is heard asking, “What did he say,” after the concerned woman had finished her conversation with Butale was that of Khama.
“This has made us to engage a forensic expert to study the voices because it is clear there is a minimum of two people in the amplified background excluding the woman.”
The source said that since they have established Khama as their prime suspect, they want experts to compare his voices to those on the background.
The Butale faction is also adamant that the woman had handlers who coached her on what to say during the conversation.
They claim that the latest scandal had long been coming and that it was a ploy to unseat Butale from the party leadership.
“The plan is to remove Butale from his seat before the July Parliamentary sitting. The aim by some of the National Executive Committee members is to have Tshekedi Khama, the party’s Secretary General as the president of the movement,” they allege.
Khama has however denied having played any part in Butale’s scandal. “That is not my voice, I did not play any part in their conversation,” responded the BPF Patron when asked about the turn of events.
Butale was reluctant to comment on the matter. The troubled BPF President was this week struggling to save face following the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him by a student party representative.