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
‘Boraboko’ should face the wrath of the law

Still in Molepolole, a young woman was also reported missing, only for her decapitated body to be found inside in a shallow grave! The issue of missing persons has always been a challenge in our country, and a considerable number of missing persons are unfortunately found dead! Something troubling is the murders related to missing persons, which touch on an array of issues, including the killing of intimate partners, often referred to as passion...

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