Molefe laid to rest at 85

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Molemane Mokgosi Kebopetswe Molefe was born in Mochudi on February 11, 1928. He was the fifth child of the seven siblings of the late Molemi and Deborah Molefe (nee Monametsi). He did his Primary School Education at Bakgatla National School in Mochudi after which he was sent by his parents to the cattlepost for a year to get a feel of Setswana life.

Thereafter he proceeded to Kelnerton Teacher Training College in the then Transvaal Province where he pursued both Primary, Secondary and Teaching Education.  He acquired his education through the encouragement of the then Dutch Reformed Church Missionaries in Mochudi who were very influential in the betterment of the Bakgatla Tribe.  Upon completion of his training, he started his teaching career at Hamanskraal and Mathibestad respectively and his final teaching post was in Themba in the Republic of South Africa.

In 1967 Molefe returned home to Botswana and continued his teaching career at Gaborone Secondary School under the leadership of the late C.A.R Motsepe.  After spending some time in teaching, Molefe changed his career path and ventured into Broadcasting.  His first appointment was in 1973 as an Assistant Programme Producer in the then Department of Broadcasting under the Office of the President.  Whilst in the broadcasting profession, he was sent to Nairobi, Kenya for a course in Radio Production and Communications and later to London where he pursued a course in Instructional Techniques and Radio Training at British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Molefe progressed through different positions as a producer and was once Head of the then popular Sports Programme (Dikgang Tsa Metshameko).

Editor's Comment
Has life become worthless?

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