Mma Tshelang laid to rest

Daniel Chida

The late President Mokgweetsi Masisi’ s mother, Precious Masego Masisi, has been hailed a hard worker, loving person and community builder by speakers at her funeral today.

The President’ s mother who passed away on the 2nd June at the age of 95 was laid to rest in Moshupa this morning at a ceremony that was attended by thousands of mourners.

Speaker after speaker described Mme MmaTshelang as a volunteer who sacrificed her time for the community and the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) which she was a member.

BDP Councillor, Ponatshego Tshiping, who spoke on behalf of the party described the deceased as a huge contributor to the party. “She used her own resources to build this party when there were no funds to keep the party going.”

She said that although Mma Tshelang could afford better accommodation, she used to sleep in the classroom with other party members. “It was her love and dedication that made the party to be where it is.”

Tshiping said that the Mma Tshelang departed this earth a happy person as her son has delivered on the promises he made during the 2019 campaign. “Masisi has delivered, Sub Districts have turned into full Districts, he has also delivered on De Beers negotiations and International Relations among others.”

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Among the speakers were area Member of Parliament, Karabo Gare, who also spoke highly of the late President’s mother.

Mma Tshelang was born on the 12th May 1928 and is survived by three sons and three daughters as well as 32 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. May her soul rest in eternal peace

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