Tribute to Merafhe (1936-2015)


The late Lieutenant General Mompati Merafhe was one of the founding figures of Botswana.

His record of public service dates back to his commissioning as a Constable in the then Bechuanaland Protectorate Police in 1960. In the decades since he has distinguished himself in many roles - including founding BDF Commander, a respected International Statesman and doyen of local Sports development - as well as Botswana’s sixth Vice President.

In all of his areas of achievement, the late Mompati Merafhe consistently demonstrated a dedication to national service coupled with an abiding passion for development and progress.

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