Bakwena Celebrate Another Successful Dithubaruba Fest

The annual Dithubaruba Festival held under the theme Ngwao ya rona Letlotlo (our culture our treasure) was a success and attracked other tribes such as Bakwena baga Mogopa from South Africa and Bahlaloga nation from Limpopo. PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
The annual Dithubaruba Festival held under the theme Ngwao ya rona Letlotlo (our culture our treasure) was a success and attracked other tribes such as Bakwena baga Mogopa from South Africa and Bahlaloga nation from Limpopo. PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The 13th annual Dithubaruba Festival held at Molepolole Sports complex this weekend was a success once again as many tribes thronged the event to celebrate with Bakwena.

The event which is a nation building model was held under the theme ngwao ya rona Letlotlo (our culture our treasure) and it attracted other tribes such as Bakwena baga Mogopa from South Africa and Bahlaloga nation from Limpopo. Among some of the most interesting events was the dikgafela ceremony.

Bakwena elderly women lead by Rabojalwa delivered the harvest to the kgotla first before they eventually gave it to Bawena royal queen Mma Tumagole. After delivering the harvest the same routine was done with Setswana traditional beer (bojalwa ba Setswana). Other dikgosi (chiefs) and dikgosana were at the Kgotla alongside Bakwena paramount chief Kgosi Kgari III. Afterwards the public was then given a chance to feast on the traditional beer.

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