Klaas Motshidisi (1932-2015)

The Late Motshidisi
The Late Motshidisi

I was saddened by yesterday’s news of the passing of Kebotse Klaas Motshidisi, who was an acquaintance as well as living historical figure.

He began his career as a pioneer nationalist politician, labour organiser and human rights activist, while working at the Palapye Garage owned by a certain Tom Shaw. Prior to then he had attended primary school in Palapye. He thereafter completed correspondence courses with South African institutions before ultimately earning his BA in the Soviet Union.

Motshidisi was a founding member of the Bechuanaland/Botswana Peoples Party (BPP) in 1961, becoming a member of its executive. In this capacity he travelled with Motsamai Mpho and Phillip Matante to Ghana to secure international support for the fledging movement.

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