Sir Seretse Khama Statue – Gaborone – Botswana

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    Sir Seretse Khama Statue
    Unveiled on the occasion of Botswana’s 20th anniversary of independence in 1986, this striking bronze statue now faces the National Assembly, having recently been turned 180 degrees from its previous position where it overlooked the Main Mall. The statue was sculpted by British artist Norman Pearce, and cast in Britain, then flown to Botswana for its unveiling.
    Sir Seretse Khama (1921-1980) was the founding father and first president of Botswana, who led his Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) to election victory in 1965 to establish a unified, democratic, multi-party, multi-racial society. Through his political acumen, honesty, tolerance, and sense of humour he quickly won the respect and admiration of his people, as well as that of European and African leaders. He was knighted in 1991 by Queen Elizabeth II.

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