Quett Masire

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Quett Masire
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2nd President of Botswana
In office
13 July 1980 – 31 March 1998
Preceded by Seretse Khama
Succeeded by Festus Mogae
Personal details
Born (1925-07-23)23 July 1925
Kanye, Bechuanaland
Died 22 June 2017(2017-06-22) (aged 91)
Gaborone, Botswana
Nationality Batswana
Political party Botswana Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Gladys Molefi Olebile
Children 6
Alma mater Bangwaketse Reserve
Profession Teacher
Religion Christian

Quett Ketumile Joni Masire, GCMG (23 July 1925 – 22 June 2017) was a Botswana politician. He was the second President of Botswana for the Botswana Democratic Party from 1980 to 1998.[1] He was born in Kanye.

Masire died in Gaborone, Botswana on 22 June 2017 from surgical complications at the age of 91.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. G. Williams; Brian Hackland (1988). The dictionary of contemporary politics of Southern Africa. Taylor & Francis. pp. 147–8. ISBN 978-0-415-00245-5. 
  2. "Former Botswana President Sir Ketumile Masire Dies at Aged 91". Independent. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017. 

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