Seretse Khama

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Sir Seretse Khama
1st Preses o Botswana
In office
September 30, 1966 – Julie 13, 1980
Vice PresesQuett Masire
Succeedit biQuett Ketumile Joni Masire
Personal details
Born1 Julie 1921(1921-07-01)
Serowe, Bechuanaland Pertectorate
Dee'd13 Julie 1980(1980-07-13) (aged 59)
Gaborone, Botswana
Poleetical pairtyBotswana Democratic Pairty
Spoose(s)Ruth Williams Khama
Bairns4
Alma materVarsity o Fort Hare
Balliol College, Oxford
ProfessionBarrister
ReligionChristian

Sir Seretse Khama, KBE ( Julie 1, 1921 – Julie 13, 1980) wis a statesman frae Botswana. Born intae ane o the mair pouerfu o the ryal faimilies o whit wis then the Breetish Pertectorate o Bechuanaland, an eddicatit abroad in neighbourin Sooth Africae an in the Unitit Kinrick, he returned home—wi a popular but controversial bride—tae lead his kintra's unthirldom movement. He foondit the Botswana Democratic Pairty in 1962 an acame Prime Meenister in 1965. In 1966, Botswana gained unthirldom an Khama acame its first preses. Durin his presidency, the kintra unnerwent rapid economic an social progress.[1]

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  1. "The Order of the Companions of OR Tambo in Gold".