Botswana mourns Sir Ketumile Masire

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The Botswana nation is in mourning following the death of former president, Sir Ketumile Masire.

Masire passed away on Thursday night aged 91.

He was admitted to the intensive care unit of a Gaborone hospital over the weekend.

Masire was the President of Botswana between 1980 and 1998.

Speaking on AM Live Botswana Guardian journalist Isaac Pheko says Masire left a great legacy.

“He was known to be a stern and fair leader. There have been very few scandals on his leadership; the country has been politically stable and the economy has grown steadily. He was instrumental in eradicating poverty in the country.”

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