Kgosi Mundu of Makobo laid to rest

Kgosi Katukula Mundu of Makobo village laid to rest PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
Kgosi Katukula Mundu of Makobo village laid to rest PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

MAKOBO: Residents here bid farewell to Kgosi Katukula Mundu, 84, who died on December 05, 2015 after a short illness.

Speakers at the octogenarian’s burial last Saturday described him as a friend, mentor, father, hero and pillar of strength who has left a mark in the village.  The deceased was officially appointed as the headman of arbitration in September this year. Speakers said the kgosi should be celebrated because he had lived his life to the full and worked hard for the village.

He said for a long time the deceased worked tirelessly for the development of the village without a salary, something that shows how committed he was and the love he had for his people.

“Mundu was a straight forward person who never hid his thoughts to anyone and expressed his opinions freely,” Phineas Dabani, a village elder, said. “He was a gentle and committed person towards his work and I urge whoever will succeed him to follow his footsteps.” Dabani pleaded with the Makobo royal family not to fight over replacing the deceased. He pointed out that there was a growing trend of people fighting over chieftainship even by individuals who have no royal blood.

“In the past, the Dikgosi were not paid for their duty but ever since government decided to pay them there has been reports of people fighting for chieftainship for their own benefit,” said Dabani.

Kgosi Gagoitsewe Natale of Natale pleaded with the village leadership to hold on and make sure that the village continued with its good name even in the absence of Kgosi Mundu. One of the deceased’s children, Ignatious Ngele said Mundu raised his children up in a Christian way.

He said his father was a hardworking person who loved his job pointing out that even when he was sick and bedridden, he wanted to go to work.

Ngele warned people not to fight over bogosi.

“This is the second biggest kgotla in this village and its leadership should be taken seriously,” Ngele said. “I call upon all of the deceased’s children to cooperate in making sure that the right person is appointed.”

Kgosi Mundu is survived by his six children: three men and three women, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grand children. s over the world every year, Sang Ha said.

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