Jackson Mthembu represents SA at Presidential inauguration in Botswana
Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi was declared the President-elect after his party, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), won the general election held on Wednesday.
Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, is in Botswana representing President Cyril Ramaphosa and South Africa at the Presidential inauguration and swearing-in ceremony of the Republic of Botswana's fifth President in Gaborone.
"The people of South Africa wish HE President Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi well as he takes the oath of office to serve the people of #Botswana. As South Africa, we look forward to further strengthening our political, economic & social relations with Botswana," said Mthembu.
Following the announcement of President Masisi's victory, President Ramaphosa congratulated him and reaffirmed South Africa's commitment to work closely with Botswana to realise the regional integration agenda in pursuit of Africa's prosperity.
The President apologized for being unable to personally attend the inauguration due to already scheduled commitments.
(With Inputs from South African Government Press Release)