Rey's Imperial Agenda

Previously, we noted that notwithstanding the judgement that Third Bakwena Tribal Council had been reduced to a "broken reed", Bechuanaland's then Resident Commissioner, Rowland Daniel, remained determined in his desire to curtail Kgosi Sebele II's power by reviving it.

As a prelude, he held another enquiry, in November 1929, in the main Kgotla in Molepolole. In his report to the High Commissioner, Daniel again summed up the meeting.

“I attended a full Kgotla meeting at Molepolole on the 18th and 19th of November to discuss the matter and found that there were at least two-thirds of the tribe who were opposed to the petition.

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