The Guns Of Khutiyabasadi (II)

Previously, it was noted that the Batawana led by Kgosi Moremi II had ample warning of the coming of the 1884 Amandebele pillaging expedition. Moremi was thus able to safely move most of his subject out of the path of the invaders.

When the Amandebele arrived at Toteng, they thus found the village abandoned. But, as they settled down to enjoy their bloodless conquest, about seventy mounted Batawana under Kgosi Moremi’s personal command appeared, all armed with breech-loading rifles.

In classic commando style the cavalry began to harass the much larger enemy force with lethal hit and run volleys. Meanwhile another group of traditionally armed subjects of the Kgosi also made their presence known.

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We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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