Item 1159 - Presidential Order of the Republic of Botswana

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ZA COM MR-T-1-3-1159


Presidential Order of the Republic of Botswana


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certificate and medal

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(23 July 1925-22 June 2017)

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President of Botswana from 1980 to 1998

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Certificate and medal conferring the Presidential Order of Botswana upon Mr Mandela.

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Cream coloured certificate with blue and black line borders. Top of certificate has the blue and black coat of arms of the Republic of Botswana (2 zebras). Certificate text, in black, reads:
Republic of Botswana
Presidential Order of Botswana
awarded to
H.E. Mr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
in recognition of
Outstanding Statesmanship
Given under my hand at Gaborone
this 23rd day of April 1996
President of the Republic of Botswana

Medal:ribbon of bleu with black and white stripes. Attached is weapon of Botswana bordered by zebra's; 'pula'written at the bottom. Big medal is same as above but with 8 pointed silver star around it.

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0499

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