Ramaphatle to celebrate Legwetla

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Farmers at Ramaphatle settlement near Thamaga are set to hold the Legwetla ceremony to celebrate this year’s harvest and their culture on June 6.

Legwetla is a Setswana word commonly used among the Bakgatla baga Manaana and Bangwaketse tribes in reference to what is popularly known as letlhafula in other parts of this country.

Despite the poor rains, which resulted in no or low yields for most farmers, especially in the south parts of Botswana, a group of women in the small settlement along the Kanye-Gaborone road have decided to organise a celebration where traditional foods will be on display. One of the organisers, Prinah Setlogelo, told Arts & Culture that hosting such an event is a way of motivating those farmers who made little from their hard work in the past summer. Setlogelo said that they were able to collect food from a few farmers in their area who were lucky enough to get something despite the drought.

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