Mr Slumber Tsogwane has been appointed as been appointed as the new vice president of Botswana by President Mokgweetsi Masis.
This was confirmed by the Botswana Government on its online page. Mr Tsogwane, 58, was Wednesday sworn-in as the Republic of Botswana’s 9th vice-president.
President Masisi, 55, was also expected to appoint his new cabinet soon, following his inauguration as Botswana’s fifth president on Sunday.
His swearing-in ceremony in parliament came after Ian Khama stepped down, ahead of completing the constitutional maximum 10 years in office.
Botswana is one of the Africa’s most stable countries and the continent’s longest continuous multi-party democracy. It is rated as the least corrupt country in Africa by Transparency International and has a good human rights record.
But it has also struggled with rising unemployment rate of about 18 per cent and an HIV/AIDS epidemic.
“It is because of the peace and tranquillity that our leaders have sustained for so long that Batswana (people) have continued to enjoy relative prosperity,” President Masisi said Sunday after taking his oath.