Motlanthe to meet Botswana former President

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is to meet with Botswana's former President Festus Mogae on Friday.

The Presidency said Motlanthe will meet with the former president, who is also a member of the Champions for an HIV-Free Generation, at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria.

In 2008, Mogae launched the Champions for an HIV-Free Generation, during the 17th International AIDS Conference in Mexico. The group comprises of former African presidents and other influential personalities aiming to mobilise high-level leadership in renewed and revitalised responses to HIV and AIDS in Sub Saharan Africa.

Following the meeting between the two, Motlanthe is scheduled to head to Lawley, Johannesburg to launch the Mercedes-Benz Ekukhanyeni Children's Home project.

The home caters for orphans and children from surrounding communities.