Quett Masire

President of Botswana (1925-2017)

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.

Quett Masire
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2nd President of Botswana
In office
13 July 1980 – 31 March 1998
Preceded bySeretse Khama
Succeeded byFestus Mogae
Personal details
Born(1925-07-23)23 July 1925
Kanye, Bechuanaland
Died22 June 2017(2017-06-22) (aged 91)
Gaborone, Botswana
Political partyBotswana Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Gladys Molefi Olebile
Alma materBangwaketse Reserve

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


  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Former Botswana President Sir Ketumile Masire Dies at Aged 91". Independent. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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