Molomo cultural event filled with rich Setswana culture

Balekane Ma60.PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Balekane Ma60.PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE

A number of Batlokwa and guests from other tribes including dikgosi, councilors and other dignitaries thronged the Tlokweng main kgotla to celebrate Molomo also known as Dikgafela on Saturday.

Themed 'My culture, my pride', the event was filled with the beautiful Setswana culture and gave visitors from other tribes and a few foreigners who went to witness the Setswana culture a glimpse of Babina Thakadu/Batlokwa culture. The women painted the tent blue with their blue German print dresses, skirts, head scarfs and ditjale while most of the men opted for khakhi outfits, some made from African materials. The event was filled with different traditional songs and dance. Kick-starting the event, Bankane Ma 60 sang different songs including Serurubele se Fofa Jaaka Folae Machine. The choir was made up of men and women said to have been born in the 60s.

They also sang songs praising their kgosi. Bomme Matshego also entertained the gathering with song and dance. For his part, the poet Kaone Mahuma recited a poem where he praised Kgosi Gaborone for his good leadership. In his poem, he even hinted of how Molepolole youth were affected by drug abuse (katse) and were disrespectful comparing them to Kgosi Gaborone's youth whom he said were respectful and did not abuse drugs. He said Batlokwa youth were raised into responsible adults. He further said women in Tlokweng were well mannered. He praised the Member of Parliament for Tlokweng for the developments in the village. Kgosi and his delegation blessed Mahuma with money as he went on praising him for being a good leader saying other dikgosi should benchmark from Kgosi Gaborone's leadership skills.

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