Bakgatla Bagammanaana (Part 7)

In the aftermath of the Battle of Dimawe and subsequent Boer withdrawal from Botswana the BagaMmanaana joined the Bakwena in falling back to Dithubaruba.

There they were subsequently joined by other merafe: the Balete of Mokgosi, Batlhako of Mabe, Batlokwa of Semele and Matlapeng, the Bahurutshe of Mangope and Masega. In the months that followed Mosielele’s musket wielding mephato, along with warriors from the other merafe took part a united Batswana counter attack, which by January 1853 had driven the Boers back to Rustenburg. 

After the restoration of peace, in February 1853, the BagaMmanaana remained with the Bakwena at Dithubaruba. There, Pilane married Sechele’s daughter Gagoangwe, who begot a son, Baitirile. In 1863 they resettled at Mosopa.

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