Second President of the Republic of Botswana

(1925 – 2017)

MASIRE (black and white)On 22nd June 2017, Botswana lost Sir Ketumile Quett Joni Masire, the Second President of the Republic of Botswana and one of the founding leaders of Botswana’s democracy. Sir Ketumile Quett Joni Masire led the country for 18 years from 1980 to 1998, after the passing of the Founding President Sir Seretse Khama. The passing away of Sir Ketumile marks another chapter in the evolution of Botswana’s democracy. History will remember Sir Ketumile Masire as a selfless and dedicated leader who worked tirelessly to bring stability and hope to the nation and steered the Country towards consolidating Botswana’s democracy and confronting the serious economic and developmental challenges facing the young Nation. We will also remember Sir Ketumile Masire for his humility, dedication and devotion to serve his country and the entire SADC Region and humanity at large. PROFILE-OF-THE-LATE-SIR-KETUMILE-MASIRE.pdf