Balete Celebrate Bojale

Tuduetso Mokgosi leader of Madisa Motse.Pic.Kagiso Onkatswitse
Tuduetso Mokgosi leader of Madisa Motse.Pic.Kagiso Onkatswitse

Ramotswa residents turned in large numbers at their main kgotla on Saturday to celebrate the female initiates, bojale, where close to 45 females paraded in traditional gear after weeks of boot-camping outside the village.

The occasion themed Ngwana Wa Kgomo Ithute Molodi (cattle owner should know how to whistle) started with village elders show-casing cultural artifacts and demonstration of Balete’s ways of life such as grinding sorghum with stones, skin chair making, cow sledges, traditional thatching and plough and hoeing.

The day was a celebration of the Balete culture with cultural activities such as musical chorus provided by Andante Choir, poem by Lekgetho and Ntwaetsile and traditional dance by Morogo Wa Ngwana troupe. Bamalete’s famous reed pipes blowers, Ditlhaka Traditinal Group provided their characteristic mesmerizing performance. The piece of music seemed to have hyped the mood, as suddenly there was ululation and whistling from the audience. On the other side, exhibitors gave visitors a taste of traditionaly brew, as well as teaching  about the process of brewing the traditional brew. Traditional meat cut, lesuhu, was also being dished out, as well as traditionally made  sour milk, madila, maize corn snack, kabu.

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