Kgosikgolo Kgafela II (Pix from Internet)

Bakgatla Kgosikgolo Kgafela II has declared himself a sacrificial lamb in an effort to preserve Setswana culture and use it to save the nation from destructive foreign cultures.
Speaking at the inaugural Bakgatla Heritage Day in Mochudi recently, Kgafela II told his audience that there was now a growing disturbing tendency to accept bad behavior.
“We tolerate a situation where children insult parents and a person drives through a group of Bojale initiates and pretend everything is OK. Some of these things can be corrected through the stick. We will continue flogging until things come right,’’ he said.
“A Zulu is Zulu because of his culture and traditions. So is a Frenchman, a German, an Englishmen, a Swazi, an Indian and so forth”‘ he added.
He went on to say that Setswana culture in all its diversity is based on mutual respect within the community:
“Respect for each other makes us live and is the root of everything we do. It is this mutual respect that can bring us peace and joy and help us overcome poverty, anger and other social ills we have today”
In another development Kgafela who came to the event armed with a rifle encouraged Bakgatla tribesmen to carry modern and traditional weapons as a sign that they are prepared themselves and their culture.

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Ty_M

“Kgafela who came to the event armed with a rifle encouraged Bakgatla tribesmen to carry modern and traditional weapons as a sign that they are prepared…. ”

This can pass for a drama setting….hae Kgafela, he he he …..

Might be time to retrieve my rifle and see the sunshine. I forsee bokgabo brandishing their rifles all over the place.

DON

Waitse!.i guess this means fa mapodise ba dira stop and search.if they find you with a weapon,u don’t have lie and say you are going to a slaughter a goat or cow.one can simply say Kgafela asked me to carry one.

joyclan

ka nnete mokgatla wa lwala,tz s mafia,so people wl start killn each other thn he wl say they used 2 kill during those time of shaka zulu,maare mfana yoo o bolawa ke skaka blind(zolo).

master38

This is serious.The Bible says,’there is a way that looks right to man,but its end is destruction’.To my fellow countrymen,respect is earned and not demanded.Those who commit crime must be tried at the kgotla and if found guilty they can be given a limited number of lashes,not more than 4.A situation where people are flogged without trial,at night,mo mebileng is unacceptable.If you are a born again christian and your identity is culture,you are still a baby.

GOROMENT

slowly turning Kgatleng into Rwanda.

Underage Coward Professor

I have nothing but only six words for Kgosi Kgafela. RESPECT, GIVE IT TO GET IT. RESPECT, TO GET IT GIVE IT. There is probably no greater honor that can come to any man than the respect of his colleagues. But my honor Kgosi Kgafela, how could you be respected if you do not respect your people? “Respect is earned and not demanded”, Master38. As Kgosi kgolo you should be a role model not only to your people, but to everyone. So what does your leadership tell us as your followers? Don’t get me wrong I am not a Mokgatla… Read more »

Chris M

Kgafela has disappointed a lot of people! There was a lot of high hopes that a young law degree graduate would come into power and turn Kgatleng into an exemplary modern district, proud of its culture and values without walking all over people’s rights and liberties! What we are increasingly being shown here is that he got into this position of serious responsibility completely unprepared and is making a lot of mistakes that can only destroy his leadership before it even starts! This is a sad anti-climax after massive enthusiasm and high expectations! He needs to go back to the… Read more »

Judge

I guess restoring culture to Kgosi means:
*street justice,
*flogging with no trial,
*Once accused you are guilty-thus you naturally loose your right to defence.
> This man’s vision of a moral upright Botswana is scaring

Go tla siama

Underage Coward Professor ga ga kgafela ke go lathelela chaba e bile ke go e bolaela ruri fa ele bana ba bannyi bone ke ba utlwela botholko ka gore ba tla tlhalefa ba fitlhela thakathakano mo morafeng wa bone ba sa itse gore tota gatwe go etsefala eng,Master38 respect is earned and not demanded indeeded culture changes with time thats why a ka seke a apare matlalo,ga ke kgone go tshware sentle gore ngwao ya ga rre kgosi e a buang ka yone ke efe sentle ntle ka gore bogolologolo gone go iwa dishabining, go iwa diphating(parties) ko merakeng re… Read more »

PHILBAO

WE SHOULD LEARN TO RESPECT EACH OTHER REGARDLESS OF OUR POSITIONS IN THE SOCIETY. SOME OF US MAY BE UNEDUCATED BUT IT DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN WE ARE DUMB.

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If someone is said to have misbehaved, ka setswana(including Sekgatla), motho o biletswa fa pele ga lekgotla go tla go arabela molato wa gagwe, o fiwa tshono ya go supa gore ke eng a se molato. fa a bonwa molato, o fiwa mabele a kgomo. mo ga bo ganka mo motho a bolelelwang ke bo marata helele gore motho o sentse, a bo a raya bo marata helele gore ba ye go betsa motho, before establishing the facts and following proceedure, ba go feleletsa ba re ba ne ba sa itse gore motho o itsholofetse, and ga ke itse gore… Read more »

ppk

i dnt think kgafela o ne a setse a godile go ka gata setilo sa bogosi, coz really this guy gaise a gole. he should have let his cousen to hold for him for a while, while still growing lefa gotwe boatsalelwa he rushed to take the chair. Goapala, this guy went to school where is his education i dont think he was wining cases at courts, he does nt have the rational. He must go back to UB may be Masters of Law can help him, fa gopadile a reye Borre Oyapo Ndaye ba mothuse ka matsipa kagobo goapala,

king L

wena kgafela o tshamekisa batho waitse.. nna o te o kgome mongwe yo ke mo itseng, ke to le ruta batho le malopenyana a gago..ke ta le tshwara one by one ke le shape ditsebenyana tse, la twaela ke ale bona

Horrizontal

eish ke mathata kwa kgatleng! This kgang ya gore bogosi bo a tsalelwa ke yone e re senyetsang tsamaiso, ako e emisiwe pliz. Fa motho a ne ele motho yo o thaga, senatla, e bile a itse go tshela le bangwe ka ene, ga go reye gore morwa kana motlogolo wa gagwe o tla nna jalo. so lets stop giving wrong pple bogosi jst bcos ke bana ba dikgosi. Kgafela, culture is dynamic – pple no longer wear clothes made of skin instead they put on cotton clothes, instead of spears they use guns,selei is substituted with motor cars, jst… Read more »

Ceaze

somebody please tell this boy king gore RESPECT CANNOT-AND HAS NEVER BEEN ENFORCED…u want respect,and u want to show the world gore u are a big headed Kgosi Lopenyola II—let me remind u MR,|(i know some people in ur fearsome circle read this articles)…instill discipline first..teach the young ones respect and how to respect ones body….jaanong mokgatla o mpolaya ka rifle–nnyaa ruri foo o mpheditse!!!

neptuno bob

thats cool Ceaze nna ke ithlobogile, wa gana mokgatla kana di matla tse di sa tsenang sekolo di tsile go fetsa ba bangwe.

The One

ke gopola the day that was perceived to be maasive in the history of Bakgatla chefdom, the day mokgatla assumed what was rightfully his. what a day! pelo tsa bakgatla di ne di wetse, so much enveloped by joy, which blinded many. bakgatla le boi, the same power u granted to bogosi jwa lona ga bo le robatse and you even forgot setswana se se reng “kgosi ke kgosi ka morafe”, you have subjected yourselves to whatever you are experiencing. you still have the power to put this to an end, and in my view, this is the root of… Read more »

GUIDANCE

I just do not understand why Kgafela a leka so hard to explain why a dule mo tseleng.The reasons he is giving shows he knows that what he is doing is very wrong and off culture.He is totally wrong whichever way he looks at it because because ga go ise go diragale mo setswaneng gore batho ba latelwe mo malapeng ba betswe.That kind of dicipline e ne e diragala fa batho ba siile ba tshaba go ya bone bogwera boo le bojale eseng go belaewa gore ba molato.Ka setswana kgotla e nnetse foo go sekaseka melato le go otlhaya batho… Read more »

usualsuspect

This Kgosi is gonna cause tribal war. Bakgatla be careful kgosi ya lona e lebega le leso e tla le atlholela motho ko kgotleng. Emisang go ntsha banyana dipelo.

moskae1

if o ne ose kgosi RRE ke ne ke tlaare oa peka.ke eng o akanya gore thupa e ka aga batho,le gone bagolo.u need to talk with them,peacefully.lere le ojwa le sale metsi rra.u r just being ridiculous in all this immature decisions.i hate that and u need to act like a kgosi.