Merafhe laid to rest

Family members saying their last goodbyes. PIC KEOAGILE BONANG
Family members saying their last goodbyes. PIC KEOAGILE BONANG

SEROWE: Thousands of mourners attended the burial of the country’s former vice president Lt General Mompati Merafhe that was at his home village of Serowe at Botalaote ward on Saturday.

The former VP lost his battle to an undisclosed cancer two weeks ago in Gaborone. Merafhe had been in and out of the hospital over the last four years after he was first admitted at Milpark hospital in South Africa at the beginning of 2011 where he underwent surgery.

There were little emotional scenes at the funeral as thousands of people among them politicians, leading government official and foreign dignitaries paid their last respects to the fallen hero. Only grandchildren and Merafhe’s son Odirile showed a bit of emotion and broke into tears during funeral proceedings.

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