Botswana mourns death of former President Ketumile Masire

Botswana has declared three days of national mourning after the death of former President Sir Ketumile Masire, aged 91.

Mr Masire, who led the country from 1980 to 1998, is credited with being the architect of the country’s famed stability, report says.

He was also involved in peace initiatives across Africa, including ending Mozambique’s long civil war.

Botswana has had uninterrupted civilian rule since independence in 1966.

 

Zainab Sa’id