Blending traditions for political purposes

The Commandant of the Kilted Tribe- Serowe Bechuanaland
The Commandant of the Kilted Tribe- Serowe Bechuanaland

BDF Day, which was celebrated last week, provides the perfect excuse for touching on matters in the past pertaining to the military, or perhaps to the quasi-military.

In 1925, the young Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, toured large parts of  Africa, including a number of countries of Southern Africa.

In preparation for his visit to Serowe, Sekgoma evidently went to enormous lengths and expense to provide  appropriate dress for some of the mephato,or age groups, and their leaders. Maybe the Serowe Museum can provide us with information as to how he contrived to find a supplier capable of providing everything that he required. 

Editor's Comment
CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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