Kgafela II�s gathering flops

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What was expected to be a huge turn out of Bakgatla from the various villages in South Africa and Botswana on Sunday in Lesetlheng, outside Moruleng turned out to be a flop, as less than a hundred turned up to the meeting that began late.

There was no kgosi of the kgotla where the meeting was held. Instead an elderly woman, Ausi Tiny was asked to welcome the gathering, but there was no mention of the kgosi of Lesetlheng’s whereabouts.

In fact not a single kgosi was announced at the meeting where one would have expected to see the various dikgosi  from the Bakgatla villages  in attendance.

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