Comrade Moore is no more

Rest in Peace: Dr Tafa PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
Rest in Peace: Dr Tafa PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

Popularly known as Cde Moore, Dr Elmon Tafa cut a clear and distinguished figure as an accomplished Political guru, Marxist, Educationist, trade unionist, mentor, passionate writer and analyst, reader – all rolled up in one.

His first cut in politics was when he was at Mater Spei College as a secondary school student. He was inspired into politics by refugees running from the brutality of the Rhodesian regime (Zimbabwe) and apartheid South Africa, and some attended school with him. He also read a lot of liberation literature from different writers in the region and the communist world.

He used to rhetorically state that his blood veins had Botswana National Front (BNF) flowing in him even before he joined the party. He officially joined the BNF around 1978 while studying at the University of Botswana (UBLS). It was here that he joined the prestigious Kenneth Koma’s study groups with the likes of veteran politician Cde Akanyang Magama. The advanced political study group was co-ordinated by Otsweletse Moupo. The group published a magazine called the ‘’Clarion Call’’ up to 1989. While at UB, he was also a member of the Botswana Students Council (BSC), a BNF student wing which was affiliated to the Botswana Youth Federation, the Youth League of the Botswana National Front.

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