By Michael Gwarisa
FORMER Botswana President Sir Ketumile Masire has been hospitalised in Gaborone where he is undergoing surgery, healthtimes can reveal.
In a statement released on behalf of his family, they assured that Masire was in a stable condition.
“The Masire family wishes to inform Batswana that Rre Rra Gaone has been hospitalized in Gaborone for surgery . He is listed in stable condition in ICU. Doctors advise that former President Masire is responding positively to treatment.
“The family wishes to express their gratitude to the public and well-wishers for their continued prayers and support for our father. The Office of the Former President thanks the media and the public for their cooperation in respecting the privacy of Sir Ketumile and his family,” said Fraiser Tlhoiwe, Senior Private Secretary to the former President.
The 93 year old ex leader ruled Botswana for 18 years. Details of his illness are still however sketchy.