Former President Jerry John Rawlings has lost his centenarian mother, Madam Victoria Agbotui. She died at the early hours of today, at the age of 101, Whatsup News gathered.
Sources said Madam Agbotui had been unwell for some time now and may have succumbed to her age-related illness.
Madam Agbotui has celebrated her 101st birthday on September 9, 2020, amidst pomp and pageantry from her high-profile son and family members.
The celebration had come in the wake of wild rumours that the centenarian had died. A rumour that was promptly shot down by the office of the former president.
Born in 1919, Madam Victoria Agbotui, who started off from a humble background, became popular following her son’s ascension to power in 1979.
Ex-President Rawlings is her son from a relationship with an Irish man.
Victoria Agbotui from Dzelukope near Keta in the Volta Region was the head of the catering department at the presidency during her son’s reign as both a military dictator and a civilian president.