Media Statement

27 February 2021

Minister Pandor conveys South Africa’s message of condolences to Botswana on the passing of former Foreign Minister Archie Mogwe

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has, on behalf of the Government of South Africa expressed condolences to the Government and people of Botswana on the passing of Botswana’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Achibald Mogwe.

Mr Nogwe passed on at an age of 99, this week. An accomplished diplomat, who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Botswana’s ambassador to the United States amongst some of the positions he held in his distinguished public service career.

Minister Pandor said “South Africa’s thoughts and prayers are with the Botswana people and Government as they mourn the loss of a colossal giant that was Mr Mogwe.

May his soul rest in peace.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974

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