Botswana’s president is the player of the month in Africa right now. He is a high profile bachelor that has never been married and with his recent remarks, we kinda see why. But not only is he the president right now, he also holds the designation of chief of the Bamangwato people, Botswana’s largest ethnic group. In their tradition, marriage is a requirement. How he has been able to get around it so far may have to do with his political station.
President Ian Khama, 57, expressed at a government meeting that he is indeed a bachelor, but he is not interested in finding women that are “heavy weight” like his Assistant Minister of Local Government Botlhogile Tshreletso. According to ABC, he said during a “politcal meeting” pointing at Tshreletso, “I don’t want one like this one. She may fail to pass through the door, breaking furniture with her heavy weight and even break the vehicle’s shock absorbers.”
He is said to be a health nut, but he may just be a nut. Apparently, he wasn’t around when Mo’Nique was filming “Phat Girlz” over there. He must be the first African man not to be interested in a black woman with “girth.” He must plan on taking a trip to another country and/or continent to find him the slim, tall woman he has made clear he wants. Because just the opposite of that description is in plentiful supply in Botswana.
But, only his father is African, his mother is a white british woman. His father was actually exiled because of his union with the white woman in 1961. So it’s possible he may need to get a british woman to satisfy his requirements. But, he might want to think hard on that. Only a black woman will tell him he needs to pick his lopsided afro out on one side. Check him out: