Molebtsi: The Bakgatla royal poet


Meet Fundie Molebtsi, the Bakgatla royal poet. The 27-year-old from Manamakgote ward in Mochudi is a master at his craft earning the respect of the Bakgatla royal family. He has now been chosen to be Kgosikgolo Kgafela Kgafela’s ceremonial poet.

Before Kgafela left the country, Molebatsi was selected by the royal family member Bana Sekai to be his official poet both in Mochudi and Moruleng.

He was chosen after impressing during his initiation (bogwera) in 2011.

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