Former Botswana leader Masire to be laid to rest

Masire has been praised for promoting the social and economic well-being of Botswana during his 18-year reign.

Former president of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG – Botswana’s former president Ketumile Masire will be laid to rest on Thursday.

Masire died last week at the age of 91 at a Gaborone hospital.

The former head of state will be buried in his home village next to his late wife.

Masire has been praised for promoting the social and economic well-being of Botswana during his 18-year reign.