Friday, 23 Jun 2017
The late former President Sir Ketumile Masire will be accorded a state funeral and will be laid to rest on Thursday next week in Kanye.
Friday, 23 Jun 2017
President Ian Khama has declared 3 days of national mourning, starting today in remembrance of former President Sir Ketumile Masire.
Friday, 23 Jun 2017
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has paid tribute to its Board Member and Former President Sir Ketumile Masire.

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Friday, 23 Jun 2017
The late former President Sir Ketumile Masire will be accorded a state funeral and will be laid to rest on Thursday next week in Kanye. The 91-year-old passed away late last night at Bokamoso Private Hospital in Gaborone. His foundation says he died peacefully at 10 past 10, surrounded by his family. Government spokesperson Dr Jeff Ramsay says a memorial service will also be held in Gaborone on Wednesday, at a time and venue still to be decided.
Friday, 23 Jun 2017
President Ian Khama has declared 3 days of national mourning, starting today in remembrance of former President Sir Ketumile Masire. The presidency says flags shall remain flying at half-mast during the time of mourning, while books of condolences will remain open at Parliament, all District and Sub-District Headquarters, and at all Botswana diplomatic missions abroad. meanwhile, suspended BMD leader Ndaba Gaolathe has paid tribute to the late former President Sir Ketumile Masire.
Friday, 23 Jun 2017
Scores of Batswana have paid tribute to the former President Sir Ketumile Quett Joni Masire. Some say the best way to collectively honour his memory is to protect and continue to nurture that which he and his contemporaries built in this country. Others are saying he has lived a long significant life, and that he will surely rest in peace, “Go well Ntate Masire”.
Friday, 23 Jun 2017
Former President Sir Ketumile Quett Joni Masire
The nation is mourning the death of beloved former President Sir Ketumile Quett Joni Masire, who passed away late last night. In a statement, the Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation and the Masire family says he died peacefully at Bokamoso Private Hospital surrounded by his family at 10 past 10. The Foundation has thanked well-wishers and friends from near and far, for their prayers, thoughts and comforting messages of support during this difficult time.
Thursday, 22 Jun 2017
The Chairman of refugees sheltered at Dukwi refugee camp, Bhekimpilo Weza, has appealed to the government, to release their colleagues who are still detained at the Francistown Center for illegal immigrants. Speaking during the commemoration of the world refugee day in Dukwi on Tuesday, Weza, said their colleagues at the centre have overstayed and therefore all stakeholders involved should be engaged to find a lasting solution.
Thursday, 22 Jun 2017
A case involving two Gantsi men convicted of murder, arson, malicious damage to property, abduction and robbery, was this morning re-scheduled to June 28 for mitigation. The case briefly appeared before the substantive judge, Godfrey Radijeng today since the judge handling the case justice Abednego Tafa was not present in court to hear the accused persons’ mitigation. The duo, 31-year-old Tshiamo Kgalalelo and 27-year old Mmika Mpe, were on May 18 found guilty of the offence of robbery.
Thursday, 22 Jun 2017
Scores of former BCL employees will now have to start vacating company houses from October this year, as the houses make part of the assets that are to be disposed of as part of the liquidation process. BCL Provisional Liquidator Nigel Dixon-Warren, told Gabz FM news that he has given the mineworkers a rent-free lease period of 12 months, which ends in October. He said at the time, he had hoped that by now he would have a clear picture of what will happen to the company, but it remains unclear.
Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017
The 91-year-old was admitted over the weekend for surgery. His private secretary Fraser Tlhoiwe said Masire was is in ICU and that the former President was responding positively to treatment. Tlhoiwe said the Masire family has expressed gratitude to the public and well-wishers, for their continued prayers and support for the statesman. Masire’s office has also thanked the media and the public, for their cooperation in respecting the privacy of Sir Ketumile and his family.
Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017
Some BDP members in the Francistown West constituency on Sunday walked out in protest during a branch congress complaining about some irregularities. The party members who are aligned to Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi, were complaining that some people who were not delegates were allowed to vote during the elective congress. One of the complainants, Otto Masogo told Gabz Fm news that they have written a letter to the party central committee to raise their concerns.
Thursday, 15 Jun 2017
The Environment, Wildlife and Tourism Ministry is going ahead with the construction of an electric fence which will encompass a river mainstream in Khumaga into a Makgadikgadi National Park, despite residents opposing the move. An elder in the village, Oeditsemang Motsamai said despite people calling for the government to carry on maintenance of the Makgadikgadi National Park fence where it is currently demarcated the government has not listened to them.

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