Bakgatla Bagammanaana (Part 9)

In our last episode it was observed that notwithstanding the 1904 bogwera controversy, prior to the 1928 installation of Bangwaketse Kgosi Bathoen II, there had not been any serious conflict between the people of Kanye and Moshupa. 

In both their fields and at the mines of South Africa, Bangwaketse and BagaMmanaana worked and socialised together.

Generational conflict may have contributed to the subsequent struggle that occurred between Bathoen II and Gobuamang. The former was only 19 when he was installed as Kgosi eKgolo of the Bangwaketse, by which time Gobuamang was already eighty-three.

Editor's Comment
We salute Kgomo Khumo for a job well done

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