So This Is Democracy?
Report on the state of media freedom and
freedom of expression in southern Africa


On February 18 2005, Botswanan President Festus Mogae signed an order declaring Australian-born political science professor Kenneth Good an unwanted immigrant, and served
him with an expulsion notice. The deportation order came shortly after Professor Good gave
a lecture in which he seriously criticised the ruling Botswana Democratic Party - which has
held power since independence in 1966 - and Ian Khama, Vice President and Mogae’s handpicked successor. Good’s lawyers made an immediate appeal, halting his deportation, but on
May 31 2005, the High Court in Botswana upheld the deportation. Botswana’s Immigration
Act allows the President to declare a foreign citizen a threat to state security and order
deportation without having to furnish reasons.

So This Is Democracy? 2005


Media Institute of Southern Africa

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