Ex-Botswana president Ian Khama denies having an affair with SA businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe , and promises to deal with the 'liars'. File picture: Trevor Kolk / SAPA
Former Botswana president, Seretse Khama Ian Khama has come out guns blazing against his detractors.

In an exclusive interview with Independent Media in his Gaborone office, Khama sought to allay allegations of an affair with South African businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe and attempts to topple the movement of his successor, Botswanan President Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi.

Khama’s office is decorated with pictures of his father, Botswana’s first president, Seretse Khama, and his mother, Ruth Khama. VIP protective services stand a few meters away, to give him some space but also see to his safety.

Overwhelmingly tall, Khama takes a seat behind his crowded desk. "Damn," he says with a slight grin on his face.

It's time to take the bull by the horns: “Mr President, did you have an affair with Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe?”