Kings and queens attend Sekhukhune I’s commemoration

MOHLALETSE

The eight annual Kgošikgolo Sekhukhune I’s commemoration saw various dignitaries descend the Moshate wa Maroteng in Mohlaletse this past weekend.

 Those in attendance included Kings from neighbouring countries as well as the ones within our borders. Prince Liefie Leisie represented the Griqua and Khoisan, Limpopo House of Traditional Leaders was represented by Kgoši Malesela Dikgale, the Royal House of the Kingdom of eSwatini, His Royal Highness Prince Gudluza Dlamini.

Other kings and queens   from Lesotho,  Botswana honoured this event. 
Speaker after speaker narrated how King Sekhukhune I helped in reuniting and building the legacy of the Bapedi tribe. They also detailed how he fought for the Bapedi nation against white colonialism more than anyone else.


“During Sekhukhune`s rule Bapedi consolidated their power and fought many battles against the Boer and British land-grabbers and settler-colonialists. Although they fought on foot with assegais against men on horsebacks using guns, they fought heroically,” said Prof Jerry Mawatle. 

The event included a variety of cultural music that was performed by the likes of Mafolosha Nkwe Thabeng, Kgoshi Dafida as well as Mpherefere and Matjiya. The ZCC brass band also entertained the attendees and guests.

Acting King KK Sekhukhune said the event aimed to pay homage to the iconic king and to educate the present generation about the history of the Bapedi tribe .

“We need youth who have the courage of Sekhukhune I, he thought against the injustices of oppression in this country.”

The acting King reiterated that the remembrance of Sekhukhune has been an annual event for the past years. 
Sekhukhune I was born in 1814 and was assassinated by his half-brother Mampuru on August 13, 1882. 




Thapelo Motseo

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