Worldwide Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr Naledi Pandor, has conveyed South Africa’s message of condolence to the Botswana authorities and its residents on the passing of former International Minister, Archibald Mogwe.
In keeping with the division, Mogwe handed on at an age of 99, final week.
He has been described as an completed diplomat, who served as Botswana’s first Everlasting Secretary to the President, Minister of International Affairs and Botswana’s ambassador to the US amongst among the positions he held in his distinguished public service profession.
“South Africa’s ideas and prayers are with the Botswana individuals and authorities as they mourn the lack of the colossal large that was Mr Mogwe. Might his soul relaxation in peace,” mentioned Pandor.
The President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi, wished Mogwe a cheerful birthday when he turned 99 in August final yr.
“I’ve, as is custom, inherited him as a good friend from my late father, who too would have turned 99 years on March thirty first this yr,” Masisi mentioned then.
He describe Mogwe as “one of many large bushes underneath whose cover we nonetheless run to for shade”.
In 2019, Botswana held a ceremony at Mogwe’s dwelling to honour him.
Mogwe’s spouse, Professor Serara Selelo-Mogwe, handed away final yr after an extended sickness on the age of 93.