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Botswana replaces finance minister with immediate effect - statement

Reuters logo Reuters 4/17/2021
a man wearing a suit and tie: President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, © Reuters/CARLO ALLEGRI President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York,

GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has appointed trade minister Peggy Serame to the position of finance minister, replacing Thapelo Matsheka, the president's office said late on Friday.

The change takes effect immediately, a statement by Masisi's office said, without giving a reason.

(Reporting by Brian Benza; Writing by Emma Rumney; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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