It is with great sadness that I have been informed that my dear friend and colleague, Sir Ketumile Masire, passed away. From about 2004 he served as a Member of the Global Leadership Foundation under my Chairmanship. His contributions to the activities of the Global Leadership Foundation have been of tremendous value to a number of governments, especially in Africa. Sir Ketumile was always prepared to serve when we called upon him and I have the highest appreciation for the positive and constructive role he played throughout his membership of the Global Leadership Foundation.
On a personal level we became good friends. His wisdom and his sense of humour was at difficult moments a great support to me and our other colleagues in the GLF.
On behalf of myself and the Foundation, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends and to all the people of the Republic of Botswana.
May his soul rest in peace.
FW DE KLERK
Former President of the Republic of South Africa