Mmakgodumo festival showcases Ngwaketse culture

Paramount Chief Malope II, making his grand entrance on a donkey cart. This mode of transportation was popular in 'yester-years' PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
Paramount Chief Malope II, making his grand entrance on a donkey cart. This mode of transportation was popular in 'yester-years' PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

KANYE: Themed ‘Ngwao Mokgabo Wa Rona’, Mmakgodumo Heritage Festival, held at Mmakgodumo dam attracted multitudes, who went to be part of a very important day for Bangwaketse. Bangwaketse, who flocked Mmakgodumo dam site, showed how proud there are of their rich culture.

Their Paramount Chief Malope II was amongst the dignitaries who graced the event.  Arriving at the celebrations riding on a donkey cart that was draped with  the Botswana flag, his unique entrance grabbed everyone’s attention from the audience who looked stunning in traditional attire. Malope urged Ba-ga-Ngwaketse to continue celebrating their culture, explaining that such an initiative has the potential to attract tourists to their village.

“I am very delighted that we are celebrating this annual festival for the second time since it commenced last year. I hope that we will keep celebrating it in the coming years. Culture defines a person; our culture defines us and we must always work hard to share and celebrate our rich and beautiful culture with our children and countrymen- not forgetting people from other countries,” he said.

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