Sir Seretse Khama’s sister in law, Muriel Sanderson, is no more

MTRIP- Sisters Muriel Sanderson (L) and Ruth Khama (R)
MTRIP- Sisters Muriel Sanderson (L) and Ruth Khama (R)

Muriel Sanderson neé Williams is known to many as the person who introduced her younger sister Ruth to Seretse Khama at Nutford House, London, in 1947.

This famous encounter also led to Muriel’s long relationship with the Khama family and Botswana, where she spent the last twenty years of her life.

Apart from her close friends, however, few will be aware of Muriel’s own remarkable life, especially the one she led after leaving UK in 1960 to join the Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation (MEF), in Kitwe, on the Zambian Copperbelt.

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