Mozambican president expresses condolences to Botswana for loss of Ketumile Masire

MAPUTO – President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi on Saturday used his position to represent the Mozambican nation to express condolences to Botswana for its loss of the former president, Ketumile Masire.

In his message the president highlights the contribution Masire made to the African continent, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and particularly to Mozambique.

Nyusi said that Masire was a true friend to Mozambique in his contribution to strengthen bilateral cooperation, friendship between the people of both nations, which cannot go unnoticed.

“He provided a fundamental support to Mozambique in tortuous moments when we were building the trajectory of the country,” reads the presidency message.

Nyusi admits that there were times that Mozambicans themselves doubted if they should continue the fight, but the late former president Masire always gave a helping hand to support the country.

“In the name of the Mozambican people and my own, I would like to send through you your Excellency, to the people of Botswana and the mourning family our condolences, “the message reads.

Nyusi went on to say that the loss is irreparable not only for the mourning family and the Botswana people but also for the SADC community, the African people and all those that love peace.

In the message Nyusi also mentioned the readiness of Masire to help resolving the recent political conflict that Mozambique had suffered in the last couple of years.

Source: Angola Press News Agency