King is the title given to a male monarch in a variety of contexts. The female equivalent is queen, which title is also given to the consort of a king. In the context of prehistory, antiquity, and contemporary indigenous peoples, the title may refer to tribal kingship.
Kingship, a worldwide phenomenon, can be elective, as in medieval Germany, but is usually hereditary; it may be absolute or constitutional and usually takes the form of a monarchy, although dyarchies have been known, as in ancient Sparta, where two kings ruled jointly.
President – Botswana
Born: 1961 Botswana
- Annual: R1 209 947,00
- Monthly: R100 828,92
- Weekly: R23 268,21
- Daily: R4 653,64
Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi is the fifth and current President of Botswana, serving since 2018. He served as the 8th Vice President of Botswana from 12 November 2014 to 1 April 2018. He was a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly for the Moshupa-Manyana constituency from 2009 to 2018. Initially having a good relationship with former President Ian Khama, who appointed Masisi as Vice President, the two later clashed over a ban on elephant hunting, and Khama has since accused Masisi of having “stifled dissent”.
Coming to power in the 2019 elections, the opposition claimed irregularities and electoral fraud, however, an observation mission from the African Union reported that the elections were conducted transparently and met international standards. During the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, Masisi ruled by decree from March 2020 to September 2021, despite protests from the public and the opposition party.