Botswana Tourism Organization well done on presenting a magnificent airshow, definitely one for the record books.
The show officially started just after 12:00, President Ian Khama had barely arrived when a group of skydivers, one of them flying a massive Botswana flag emerged from a Bell helicopter from the Botswana Defense Force (BDF), as he slowly descended the National Anthem of Botswana was played by a Rumba band.
Miss Botswana Thata Kenosi was “kidnapped” right in front of the crowd while doing a victory drive down the taxiway, fortunately the motorcycle rapid deployment team were on site and they quickly chased after the kidnappers. Dylan Smith’s motorcycle is strapped to the skid of Juba’s Alouette and is quickly deployed.
Due to their quick intervention Thata was safely rescued.