Tributes pour in for Ketlhoilwe


FRANCISTOWN: Councillors here are mourning the death of Moselepula ward councillor Reuben Ketlhoilwe who died on May 2, 2022 after a long illness.

Ketlhoilwe of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP), an affiliate of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), was elected councillor in a by-election in 2018, following the death of Lechedzani Modenga of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). The 60-year-old substantively became the councilor for Moselewapula in 2019 after winning the ward in a general election. Francistown mayor and also councillor for Satellite South, Godisang Radisigo, is devastated by the passing of the Nata-born councillor. He said they were robbed of a great leader who has over the past years contributed to the development of the city. Godisang said Ketlhoilwe have worked tirelessly for the residents of Moselewapula and the second city as a whole. He added that the late councillor was a straight talker and always offered constructive criticism.

The mayor also described the late councillor as a humble, respectful and always demonstrating admirable leadership styles. According to him, councilor Ketlhoilwe was a fantastic political opponent and they worked together on council issues albeit, on different sides of the council chamber. He further said: “He represented the opposition side but whenever we debated in council he would oppose with a solution. His passing is a great loss to the council, the community and politics.” The Satellite North councillor also shared that the late leader was so down to earth and always willing to offer help and advice to their members including himself.

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