Tracing the origins of Barolong boo Ratshidi

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On Monday morning as Botswana commemorated Culture Day, all eyes were on Barolong appropriately so as the event took place at tribal capital Goodhope.

Many, both at the main kgotla and those that heard or read of the event in the media had hoped to hear more on the origins of Barolong boo Tshidi and perhaps even when and how they settled in Goodhope in the first place and who led the tribe to the place.

However, Batho Molema, the former Radio Botswana (RB) announcer and an elderly Morolong, shed "little" light after he was listed as the man to give the history of the tribe. There are contradicting accounts on the origins of Barolong.

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