Fare thee well 'Rraagwe Malaakatse'

Former colleagues interring Motshidisi’s remains at his home village, Bokaa PIC:  BOPA
Former colleagues interring Motshidisi’s remains at his home village, Bokaa PIC: BOPA

Last week, veteran radio broadcaster Geoffrey Motshidisi succumbed to death after a short illness at the Bokaa Clinic in his home village. Moshombororo, as he was affectionately called, had complained of shortness of breath.

Motshidisi became a household name across the country when he joined Radio Botswana 1 (RB1) as a broadcaster in the late 1970s. His unique approach to broadcasting and creativity catapulted his stardom earning him prime spots on national radio.

The 74-year-old Motshidisi was the lead anchor of the radio programmes ‘O sethakga jang rakoto le a kgwetlha, Tatediso ya Dikgang and reporting on Parliament news but perhaps it was his brainchild programme ‘Mo Kitchining' which really cemented Motshidisi’s stardom. President Mokgweetsi Masisi also shared a message of condolence with the family during the funeral on Wednesday. “Even though Mma Motshidisi and the family have suffered an irreparable loss, we pray that you will take solace from the fact that the affection you shared with your husband and father radiated across the length and breadth of Botswana.

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