Mokgweetsi Masisi

President of Botswana

Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi (born 21 July 1961) is a Botswana politician. He became the fifth President of Botswana in 2018. He has also became Minister of Education in 2014. He was Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration from 2011 to 2014. He was first elected to Parliament in 2009.[2][3][4]


Mokgweetsi Masisi
Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana.jpg
Masisi in 2018
5th President of Botswana
Assumed office
1 April 2018
Vice PresidentSlumber Tsogwane
Preceded byIan Khama
Chairman of the Botswana Democratic Party
In office
1 April 2017 – 4 April 2018
Preceded byIan Khama
Succeeded bySlumber Tsogwane
8th Vice President of Botswana
In office
12 November 2014 – 1 April 2018
PresidentIan Khama
Preceded byPonatshego Kedikilwe
Succeeded bySlumber Tsogwane
Member of Parliament for
Moshupa / Manyana
In office
2009 – 1 April 2018
PresidentIan Khama
Preceded byMaitlhoko Mooka
Succeeded byKarabo Gare
Personal details
Born
Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi

(1961-07-21) 21 July 1961 (age 58)
Moshupa, Bechuanaland
(now Botswana)
NationalityMotswana
Political partyBotswana Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Neo Masisi
ResidenceState House
Alma materUniversity of Botswana
Florida State University
ProfessionTeacher[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Republic of Botswana - Government portal". www.gov.bw. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  2. Guardian, INK Centre for Investigative Journalism, Botswana. "Who is Botswana's new President Mokgweetsi Masisi?". The M&G Online. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  3. Welle (www.dw.com), Deutsche. "Botswana: Mokgweetsi Masisi takes over presidency amid opposition resurgence | DW | 31.03.2018". DW.COM. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  4. "Botswana inaugurates new president Masisi in smooth handover". France 24. Apr 1, 2018. Retrieved May 14, 2019.