Ever since South Africa’s Khosi Twala won Big Brother Titans back in early April, the housemates have returned to brand new lives of fame on ‘the outside’.
Some have found life in the limelight tough to cope with, embroiled in one scandal after another.
However, one finalist who seems to be cruising smoothly past all the drama, as was the case in the house, is Ipeleng Selepe.
The 25-year-old law student, who made it to the last six of the popular reality TV show, has been touring different countries to engage with her rapidly expanding fan base.
A Mokgatla girl from kwa ga Mosetlha Makapan, Selepe recently visited Botswana for a five-day tour to not only mingle with her followers, but to learn about the country’s state of governance and to visit the cradle of her people, Bakgatla-Mochudi.
“I’ve always prided myself with my culture. I stand as a Motswana girl proud of my roots and eager to learn and that’s what has brought me to Botswana,” said the high-spirited social media personality, who made sure to document every moment on her iPhone.
“I am a Mokgatla that hails from South Africa and I look forward to meeting other Bakgatla because I have realised that we are so similar yet so different,” she said.
Her first stop was at Gaborone City Council, where she interacted with GC Mayor, Austin Abraham, to learn about his duties as the capital’s first citizen, and to get a picture of Botswana’s legal and political landscape compared to South Africa’s.
Her packed schedule included media interviews, engagements with some Judges and the Speaker of Parliament, a visit to Mochudi as well as a thrilling ‘Meet and Greet with Ipeleng Selepe’ at Grand Palm Hotel.
The highlight was witnessing her trade in her mum jeans for the classic leteisi and mogagolwane attire when she visited Bakgatla Deputy Chief, Bana Sekai and Phuthadikobo Museum, to find out more on the Bakgatla tribe.
Her team revealed that if all goes to plan, Ipeleng will be returning to Botswana soon for, “some projects we are hoping to undertake with the Ministry of Youth Gender Sport and Culture.”