Leboko la Bangwato

  Kwa Serowe ka kwa Phalatwe.
  Rraboijane le Mosamo ba a itsiwe.
  Ka ba bokile dikgosi tsa Baphoting.
  Ba bokile banna boKgama le Kgamane.
  Ba bokile banna bo, Tshekedi, Maletamotse.
  Ba boka Rrasebolai, ntwa-ya-go-latlhwa.

  Bao ke ba ga Mmangwato ba ga Mabiletsa.
  Kana ba kile ba biletsa Sekgoma ntwa.
  O rile ka a se boi ngwana wa ga Kgama.
  E rile bo o sa a e ba biletsa.


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BANGWATO

Bangwato (Tribe) TITLE: Kgosi RELIGION: STATE: Botswana DYNASTY: Masilo PRESENT RULER: Lt.-Gen. Kgosikgolo SERETSE KHAMA IAN KHAMA, Paramount Chief of the bamaNgwato since the 5th May 1979.
born February 1953, Vice President of Botswana, to marry Dr. Nomsa Mbere.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Rulers were...
Kgosikgolo MAKGASANE, married and had issue.( #1 )
Kgosikgolo MOKGADI, died c1780.
Kgosi Molete, had issue.
Kgosikgolo MATHIBA (qv)
Kgosikgolo MOKGADI -/1780
Kgosikgolo MATHIBA 1780/1795, born 1755/1760, married and had issue. He died 1795.
Kgosikgolo KHAMA I (qv)
Kgosikgolo TAWANA of the baTawana.
Kgosikgolo KHAMA I 1795/1817, married and had issue. He died 1817.
Kgosikgolo KGARI (qv)
Kgosi Molosiwa
Kgosi SEDIMO (qv)
Kgosi KGARI 1817/1828, born about 1790, married (a), Dibeelane, married (b), Bobjwale (married 2ndly, about 1828/1829, Kgosi SEDIMO), and had issue. He died 1828.
KgosikgoloSEKGOMA I (ex Dibeelane)(qv)
Kgosikgolo KHAMA II (ex Bobjwale)(qv)
Mokgokong Kgari [MmaSebele], married (div.1848), Kgosikgolo SECHELE I of the baKwena, and had issue. She died 1880.
Kgosi SEDIMO 1828/1833 (Acting Chief), married Bobjwale (see above) and had issue. He died 1833.
Kgosi MACHENG (qv)
Kgosikgolo KHAMA II 1833/1835, died sp 1835.
Kgosikgolo SEKGOMA I 1835/1857 and 1859/1866 and 1873/1875, born 1815, married (amongst others), Keamogetse, and had issue, 16 sons and 2 daughters by 9 wives. He died 1883.
Kgosi KHAMA III (ex Keamogetse) (qv)
Kgosi Kgamane (ex Keamogetse), fl.1890, married and had issue.
Kgosi Gorewang Kgamane (see below)
Tsametse, married and had issue. Keaboka Apele Kaelo, married and had issue.
Sethuhile Barobi Lediretse, married and had issue.
Tau
Leutlwetse
Kgosi Seretse, married and had issue.
Gagoitsege, married and had issue.
Relesang
Kgosi Serogola Gagoitsege, Acting Regent, September to October 1933.
Edirilwe, married and had issue.
Nnaeang
Gasebalwe
Kgosi Kebailele, married and had issue.
Gaopotlake, married and had issue.
Dikgakgamatso
Oitheile
Tebogo, married Kgosi SEKGOMA II.
Kgosi Mphoeng, fl.1894, married and had issue.
Phethu Mphoeng 1880-1951
Oteng Mphoeng
Kgosi Mokhutshwane, married and had issue.
Petlo
Molwa
Kgosi Lekgoba
Kgosi Ikitseng, married and had issue.
Masetsana
Manyaphiri
Kgosi Seeletso, married and had issue.
Sepako
Ragalase
Gaseate
Sekonenyana
Letsholathebe
Kgosi Moloi, married and had issue.
Ngwato Moloi
Keiponye Moloi
Radiphofu Moloi
Bagakgametse Moloi, married February 1936 in Serowe (div.1937), Tshekedi Khama (see below).
Kgosi Nkate
Kgosi Raditladi, married and had issue.
Disang, fl.1937, married and had issue.
Oonetse Raditladi
Mosele Raditladi
Leetile Raditladi 1910-1971
Lebang
Kelethokile, married and had issue.
Masego
Mmalepho
Kgosi Ramorotong, married and had issue.
Nakatiso
Mabyebosigo
Monana
Kgosi Seropola, married and had issue.
Potsoeng, married and had issue.
Rakoosha
Kgosi Badirwang, married and had issue.
Kato
Kabo
Gape
Kgosi Baudube
Kgosikgolo MACHENG 1857/1859 and 1866/1872, born 1830, married Kwenayagae (married Kgosi SECHELE I of the baKwena) and had issue. He died 1873.
Kgosi Kgari Macheng, fl.1898.
Kgosikgolo KHAMA III 1872/1873 and 1875/1923, born c1837 in Mashu, Bechuanaland, married 1stly, c1866, Mogatsamotswasele [Elizabeth MmaBessie], died 16th December 1889 in Serowe, buried at Phalatswe, married 2ndly, 1890, Gasekete Gaseitsiwe of the baNgwaketse, daughter of Paramount Chief GASEITSIWE, she died 1891/4, married 3rdly, 1895 (div. 1899), Sefakwana, married 4thly, 1899, Semane MmaKgosi, born about 1878, died 11th September 1937 in Mafikeng, buried in Serowe, and had issue, 2 sons and 9 daughters. He died 21st February 1923 in Serowe, buried Serowe.
Bessie Khama, born 1867, married Chief Ratshosa (descendant of Chief Molwa), died 1917 and had issue. She died 1920.
Simon Ratshosa, born 1883, married Oratile Khama. He died 1939.
John Ratshosa
Obeditse Ratshosa, died after 1960.
Kgosi SEKGOMA II (qv)
Bonyerile Khama, born 20th September 1901 in Serowe.
Kgosi Tshekedi Khama (qv)
Kgosikgolo SEKGOMA II 1923/1925, born 1869, married 3rdly, Tebogo Kebailele, and had issue. He died 17th November 1925. Oratile Khama, married Simon Ratshosa 1883-1939 (son of Ratshosa and Bessie Khama, see above).
Gasetshware Khama, fl.1930
Naledi Khama (ex Tebogo)
Kgosikgolo SERETSE KHAMA (ex Tebogo)(qv)
Kgosi Gorewang Kgamane 1925/1926 (Chairman Council of Regency), had issue.
Kgosi Rasebolai Kgamane (qv)
Kgosi Tshekedi Khama 1926/1949 (Regent), born 17th September 1905 in Serowe, married 1stly in Serowe, February 1936 (div. 1937), Bagakgametse Moloi, married 2ndly, 23rd May 1938 in Mafikeng, Ella Moshoela, and had issue. He died 10th June 1959 in London, buried in Serowe.( #2 )
Kgosi Leeapetswe Khama (qv)
His Excellency Kgosi Sekgoma Khama, born 1941, Ambassador.
Semane Khama, born 1943.
Kgosi Modiri Khama, born 1946.
Kgosi Mphoeng Khama, born 1948.
Kgosi SERETSE KHAMA 1949/1950, ( #3 ) not recognised by the Protectorate Authority, renounced claim 26th September 1956, born 1st July 1921 in Serowe ( #4 ), 1st President of Botswana 1966/1980, educated at Fort Hare University College and graduated with a general BA degree in 1944, went to England the following year for a legal education; at Balliol College, Oxford till 1946, then enrolled for barrister studies at the Inner Temple, London; Prime Minister of Bechuanaland 1965/1966; married 29th September 1948 in Kensington, London ( #5 ) Mohumagadi Mma Kgosi Ruth Williams [Lady Khama], born 9th December 1923 in London, daughter of George and Dorothy Williams, died 23rd May 2002, buried 1st June 2002 in Serowe, and had issue. He died 13th July 1980 in Gaborone, he was buried in the Khama family graveyard, on the hill at Serowe overlooking his birthplace..
Jacqueline Tebogo Khama, born 15th May 1950 in Lobatse.
Lt.-Gen. Kgosikgolo SERETSE KHAMA IAN KHAMA (qv)
Kgosi Tshekedi Stanford Khama, born 1958 (twin).
Kgosi Anthony Goitsebeng Khama, born 1958 (twin).
Kgosi Keaboka Kgamane 1950/1952 (African Authority)
Kgosi Rasebolai Gorewang Kgamane 1953/1964 (African Authority), born 1907, awarded the following: BEM (British Empire Medal - Military), 13th June 1946, MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire - Civil), 1st Jan 1954, OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire - Civil), 11th June 1960, CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire - Civil), 8th June 1963, WO1 in the Bechuanaland Pioneer Corps, died 1973.
Kgosi Leeapetswe Khama 1964/1974 (Tribal Authority), born 1939, died 1987.
Mokgatsha Mokgadi 1974/1979 (Tribal Authority)
Lt.-Gen. Kgosikgolo SERETSE KHAMA IAN KHAMA (qv)
OTHER MEMBERS: Kgosi Sediegeng Kgamane, Acting Paramount Chief.
1. "Burke's royal families of the world" , MONTGOMERY-MASSINGBRED,Hugh (ed) , vol.2: Burke's Peerage 1977
2. "Tshekedi Khama" BENSON,Mary : Faber & Faber Limited , London 1960
3. NOTE: Seretse - "the clay that binds together"
4. "Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Botswana" STEVENS,Richard P. The Scarecrow Press 1975
5. "Marriage of Inconvenience:The Persecution of Seretse & Ruth Khama" , DUTFIELD,Michael : Unwin Paperbacks London 1990
bamaNgwato c.1610 bamaNgwato tribe established. 1780 bamaNgwato established in their permanent territory. 23 Mar 1885 British protectorate (as part of Bechuanaland). 1899 Bamangawato reserve created. 30 Sep 1966 Part of independent Republic of Botswana.

Note: Bangwato currently preferred form, replacing bamaNgwato.

Chiefs (title Kgsi)
... - .... Seogola
... - .... Madirana
c.1710 Kesitihoe
.... - .... Makgasama
.... - c.1770 Molete
c.1770 - c.1780 Mokgadi
(d. c.1780)
1780 - 1795 Mathiba a Moleta (b. c.1755/60 - d. 1795)
1795 - 1817.......Kgama I a Mathiba (b. c.1775/80 - d. 1817)
1817 - 1828.......Kgari a Kgama "Pebane" (b. c.1790 - d. 1828)
1828 - 1833.......Sedimo a Molosiwa -Regent (d. 1833)
1833 - 1835.......Khama II a Kgari (d. 1835)
1835 - 1857.......Sekgoma I a Kgari "Mnaphiri" (b. c.1815 - d. 1883)
(La ntlha)
1857 - 1859.......Matsheng a Kgari (1st time) (1830 - 1873)
1859 - 1866.......Sekgoma I a Kgari "Mnaphiri"
(La bobedi)
1866 - 1872.......Matsheng a Kgari (La bobedi)
1872 - 1873.......Kgama III Boikanyo a Sekgoma (1837 - 1923)
(Khama) (La ntlha)
1873 - 1875.......Sekgoma I a Kgari "Mnaphiri"
(La boraro)
1875 - 21/02/1923 Kgama III Boikanyo a Sekgoma
(Khama) (La bobedi)
21/02/1923 - 17 Nov 1925 Sekgoma II a Kgama "Leraraetsa" (1869 - 1925)
17/11/1925 - 19 Jan 1926 Gorewang a Kgamane
(Monnasetulo wa lekgotla la batshwareledi)
19 Jan 1926 - 14 Sep 1933 Tshkdi a Kgama -(Motshwareledi)......(1905 - 1959)
(Tshekedi Khama)(La ntlha)
Sep 1933 - 4 Oct 1933 Serogola a Gagoitsege
(Motshwareledi)
4 Oct 1933 - 23 Jun 1949 Tshekedi a Kgama -(Motshwareledi)
(Tshekedi Khama)(La bobedi)
23 Jun 1949 - 8 Mar 1950 Srts a Sekgoma a Kgama
(Seretse Khama) (1921 - 1980)
(O ne a sa tsewe tsia ke bagateledi)
renounced claim 26 Sep 1956)
13/03/1950 - 26/05/1952 Keabka Kgamane
13/05/1953 - 05/1964 Rrasebolai a Gorewang "George" (1907 - 1973)
(Rasebolai Khamane)
05/1964 - 1974 Leeapeetswe a Tshkdi (1939 - 1987)
1974 - 1979 Mokgatsha Mokgadi



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