Remembering Dr Philip Nchipi Tabane


It was in 1996 when three of my friends and I, left Gaborone on a Friday, after work, and headed towards the Tlokweng border en route to the then sprawling dusty village of Moruleng in North West, South Africa.

The purpose of the journey was to attend the installation of Nyalala Pilane as the kgosi of Bakgatla-ba-ga-Kgafela in South Africa.  My friends, Butler Phirie, Lesedi Seitei and Pius Molefhe, had been invited to the event on the basis of being Nyalala’s contemporaries and fellow tribesmen.

On arrival at Moruleng we were directed to one of the lodges in the village where we would put up for the night ahead of the installation the following day. It so happened that the same place was actually the venue of a series of cultural entertainment activities as part of the build-up to the installation ceremony.

Editor's Comment
Khama should desist from dirty campaigns

However, as a newspaper, we want to raise few disquiets for the umpteenth time with Khama, of course, and remind him that the country that he is robustly de-campaigning is now feeling the pain of his harm. Batswana need Khama to use his conservationist credentials to good use and benefit a country that is working so hard to achieve the high-income status by diversifying its economy away from diamond reliance.Khama has played his part unobstructed...

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