Kgafela: From the horse�s mouth

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The King’s Journal is sad and comical at the same time. It is a deeply educational and enlightening book. It starts with intriguing details of how a king was born, bred, groomed, enthroned majestically and later persecuted and deserted by politicians in republican power.

The king writes about his birth, enthronement, his horses, his initiation schools and most importantly the famous leopard hunt, which included his brothers, Bakgatle and Mmusi.  There is businessman Isaac Davids, bluntly called Fokkon Bastard in the book, and Ramono Linchwe whom the king describes as the family’s most trusted relative.  Geologist Tino Phuthego is mentioned as the king’s best friend while Stanbic CEO Leina Gabaraane is also mentioned as a close friend.  Paramount Chief Kgafela Kgafela II introduces himself as a king who rules a tribe straddled the border of two countries, South Africa and Botswana. 

The philosophy behind the king’s birth in the United States in 1971 and the events of that time, namely the Vietnamese war and the Presidency of Nixon, demonstrates the circumstances that followed him to this day.

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