The brother of Botswana’s former President Ian Khama has resigned from the Botswana Democratic Party.

In a statement the party announced that its MP Tshekedi Khama has left the party with immediate effect.

Tshekedi Khama will join his brother in the newly formed Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF).

He was the MP for Botswana’s Serowe West town.

The BDP says it will submit a name of a replacement for the parliamentary seat on Friday.