Jerry John Rawlings' mother dies in her birth month at 101

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Madam Victoria Agbotui, the mother of former President, Jerry John Rawlings, who single-handedly raised him and his late senior brother, has died at age 101.

The no nonsense "Auntie Vic", died at her Tema home, Thursday dawn, according to a source close to the family.

According to the sources, the lady who celebrated her 101st birthday on September 9, 2020, had been unwell for a while.

The late Madam Agbotui, was born in 1919 and has been a solid rock behind her son, who ruled the country for a period of 20 years as a military man and a democratically elected President from 1981 to 2000.

Madam Agbotui, was the head of the catering department at the presidency long before her son became head of state.

She was reported to have suffered abuses, following her son's botched May 15 coup attempt in 1979, but kept a low profile throughout Rawlings' presidency.

She mothered the retired air force officer to a Scottish father by name Mr John, who was never in their life.

Mr John, had worked with the United Africa Company (UAC) a British company, which principally traded in West Africa doing import and export, oil palm plantation during the 20th century. It was founded in 1929 but went defunct in 1987 but later became Unilever.

She was a native of Dzelukope near Keta in the Volta Region.

She had celebrated her last birthday in the company of Mr Rawlings and his wife, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings.

Source: theheraldghana.com