The Okavango Delta’s last cowboy

The straightest shooter in the Delta, Tjikaka Blackie earned a revered reputation as a talented marksman in the 1970s and 1980s. On a trip down memory lane with the veteran, Mmegi Correspondent, BONIFACE KEAKABETSE is also taught how to hunt a lion

MAUN: In Tjikaka ‘Mokobawatau’ Blackie’s words nothing will ever equal the halcyon old days when pastoralism put food on the table.

Mokobawatau, as Blackie is affectionately known, says he was known for three things; his love for cattle, talent in riding horses and awesome rifle shooting abilities.  The man is largely revered by his peers as one of the most talented rifle marksmen ever to shoot a gun in Ngamiland in the 1970s and 1980s.

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