baKWENA (Tribe)

 
TITLE: Kgosikgolo RELIGION:
STATE: Botswana DYNASTY: Masilo
 
 
Kgosikgolo KGARI IIIPRESENT RULER: Kgosikgolo Kgari III Bonewamang Sechele, Paramount Chief of the Bakwena since 2002.
born 1973, designated Heir Apparent in 1978, sworn in at the House of Chiefs in March 2002.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The tribe was split by family quarrels into three segments 1827 and re-united in 1853. Rulers were...
  • Kgosikgolo MOTSHODI, Paramount Chief of the Bakwena, had issue. He died about 1770.
    • Kgosi Legojane/Lekgwajane a Motshodi, had issue. He died vp before 1770.
      • Kgosikgolo Motswasele I a Lekgwajane (qv)
  • Kgosikgolo MOTSWASELE I, Paramount Chief of the Bakwena 1770/1785, had issue. He died ca1785.
    • Kgosikgolo Seitlhamo a Motswasele (qv)
    • Kgosi Monametse a Motswasele, married and had issue.
      • Kgosi Kgama a Monametse (qv)
  • Kgosikgolo SEITLHAMO, Paramount Chief of the Bakwena 1785/1795, had issue. He died ca1795.
    • Kgosikgolo Legwale a Seitlhamo (qv)
    • Kgosi Maleka a Seitlhamo (qv)
    • Kgosi Tshosa a Seitlhamo (qv)
  • Kgosikgolo LEGWALE, Paramount Chief of the Bakwena 1795/1803, had issue. He died ca1803.
    • Kgosi Segokotlo a Legwale (qv)
    • Kgosi Molese a Legwale(qv)
    • Kgosikgolo Motswasele II a Legwale (qv)
  • Kgosi MALEKA, Acting Chief of the Bakwena 1803/1805
  • Kgosi TSHOSA, Acting Chief of the Bakwena 1805/1807, married and had issue. He died about 1828?
    • Kgosikgolo Moruakgomo a Tshosa (qv)
    • Kgosi Bobi/Bubi a Tshosa (qv)
    • Kgosi Kgakge a Tshosa (qv)
  • Kgosikgolo MOTSWASELE I, Paramount Chief of the Bakwena 1807/1822, born about 1785, married and had issue. He was assasinated in 1822.
    • Kgosikgolo Sechele I a Motswasele (qv)
    • Kgosi Kgosi Dintsi a Motswasele, born 1810, married and had issue. He died 1903.
      • Kgosi Baruti Kgosi a Dintsi, born 1842, he had natural issue by Phetogo (wife of Kgosi Sechele II). He died 1928.
        • Kgosi Neale Baruti Sechele (qv)
  • Kgosi MORUAKGOMO, Paramount Chief of the Bakwena 1822/1827, died 1828.
  • Kgosi KGAMA, joint Paramount Chief of the Bakwena 1827/1834 (Ruler of one segment), died ca1834.
  • Kgosi BOBI, joint Paramount Chief of the Bakwena 1827/1845 (Ruler of second segment), died 1845.
  • Kgosi KGAKGE, joint Paramount Chief of the Bakwena 1845/1853 (Ruler of second segment)
  • Kgosi SEGOKOTLO, joint Paramount Chief of the Bakwena 1827/1829 (Ruler of third segment)
  • Kgosi MOLESE, joint Paramount Chief of the Bakwena 1829/1831 (Ruler of third segment)
  • Kgosikgolo Sechele I Motswasele, Paramount Chief of the Bakwena 1831/1892, born about 1815, baptized in 1848, married (amongst others), (a), Kgosikgadi Mokgokong Kgari of the bamaNgwato, she died 1880, married (b), Kgosikgadi Kwenayagae (married Kgosi Macheng of the bamaNgwato), married (c), 1880, Kgosikgadi Kholoma (wife of King Lobengula of Matabeleland, she was abducted by Kgosi Sechele I), married (d), Kgosikgadi Motshipi, married (e), Kgosikgadi Modiagape, married (f), Kgosikgadi Selemeng of the Kweneng, and had issue. He died 25th September 1892 in Molepolole.
    • Kgosikgolo Sebele I (by Selemeng) (qv)
    • Kgosi Kgari Sechele (by Mokgokong), married and had issue. He died 1895/1896.
      • Kgosi Baaname Kgari Sechele
    • Kgosi Tumagole Sechele (by Mokgokong)
    • Kgosi Sebohiso Sechele (by Mokgokong)
    • Kgosi Motswasele Sechele (by Mokgokong)
    • Kgosi Motsatsi Sechele (by Mokgokong)
    • Kgosigadi Gagoangwe Sechele (by Mokgokong), born 1848, Acting Chiefess 1923/1924, married 1stly, Kgosi Pilane of the baKgatla, married 2ndly (while still married to her first husband), Kgosi Bathoen I of the baNgwaketse, and had issue, one son and one daughter by her first husband, and two sons and one daughter by her second husband. She died of cancer in 1924.
  • Kgosikgolo Sebele I Sechele, Paramount Chief of the Bakwena 1892/1911, born 1840/45 in Transvaal, nicknamed Matsuatsue - tornado, married (amongst others) 1stly, Kgosikgadi Gorileng, married 2ndly, Kgosikgadi Ikanyeng, married (a), Kgosikgadi Macholohelo, married (b), 1901, Kgosikgadi Bautlwe Matadi, died after 1911, and had issue. He died 23rd January 1911 in Molepolole.
    • Kgosikgolo Sechele II Kealeboga Sebele (by Macholohelo)(qv)
    • Kgosi Kebuhula Sebele (by Macholohelo), had issue.
      • Kgosi Kenalekgosi Sebele, had issue.
        • Kgosi Edwin K.K. Sebele fl.1999
        • Kgosi Kgosikwena Sebele (qv)
    • Kgosi Moiteelasilo Sebele (by Bautlwe)
    • Kgosi Sejaro Sebele (by Bautlwe)
    • Kgosi Tidi Sebele (by Bautlwe)
  • Kgosikgolo Sechele II Kealeboga Sebele, Paramount Chief of the Bakwena 1911/1918, born 1875, married (a), Kgosikgadi Phetogo (div.1916), married (b), Kgosikgadi Gagomakwe, and had issue. He died 1918.
    • Kgosi Sebele II Kelebantse Sechele (by Phetogo) (qv)
    • Kgosi Tumagole Sechele (by Phetogo), died young.
    • Kgosi Mosarwa Sechele (by Phetogo)
    • Sgt.-Maj. Kgosikgolo Kgari II Sechele (by Phetogo)(qv)
    • Kgosi Padi Sechele (by Phetogo), had issue. He died 1929.
      • Kgosikgolo Bonewamang Padi Sechele (qv)
    • Kgosi Kgwanyakgwanyang Sechele (by Phetogo)
    • Kgosi Letlamma Sechele (by Phetogo)
    • Kgosi Molaodi Neale Sechele
  • Kgosikgolo Sebele II Kelebantse Sechele, Paramount Chief of the Bakwena 1918/1931 (deposed), born 1892, married 1stly (amongst others), Kgosikgadi Tlhalefang, married 2ndly, 1928, Kgosikgadi Susan [Susu] (Second wife), and had issue. He died in exile at Ghazi in 1939.
    • Kgosi Moruakgomo Sebele, born 1932, died 1979.
    • Kgosikgolo Mack Sechele III (by Susan) (qv)
    • Kgosi Mokgalagadi Sechele, married and had issue, three sons. He died 2000.
      • Kgosi Kealeboga Sechele
      • Kgosi Moiteelasilo Sechele
      • Kgosi Motswasele Sechele
    • Kgosi Keineetse Sebele 2007/-, elected Member of the Board of Kweneng Rural Development Association (KRDA), the Scottish Livingstone Hospital Advisory Board, the Kgari Sechele Museum and Bakwena representative at Debswana board.
    • Kgosi Kgosimotse Sebele, Senior Chiefs Representative to January 2002.
  • Sgt.-Maj. Kgosikgolo Kgari II Sechele, Paramount Chief of the Bakwena 1931/1962, born 1904, installed as Paramount Chief of the baKwena on 5th June 1931, educated at St. Mathews College in South Africa, served with the Allies during World War II. He died in 1962.
  • Kgosikgolo Neale Baruti Sechele, Paramount Chief of the Bakwena 1963/1970, born 1916, died 1985.
  • Kgosikgolo Bonewamang Padi Sechele, Paramount Chief of the Bakwena 1970/1978, born 1926, Headman at Letlhakeng 1962; married and had issue. He died in January 1978.
    • Kgosikgolo Kgari III Bonewamang Sechele (qv)
  • Kgosikgolo Mack Sechele III, Paramount Chief of the Bakwena 1978/1986, born 1934, married and had issue.
    • Kgosi Moses Sentebile Sechele, educated at Bakwena National School from 1965 and at Kgari Sechele Secondary School (Junior Certificate), from 1975 he worked as a technician in the Department of Agriculture Research Unit before retiring to take up the position of Deputy Chief of the baKwena from 1st April 2002 to 24th April 2006; he married Sarah (MmaMosarwa) Sechele, and had issue, three sons and three daughters. He died 24th April 2006 at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, aged 61, buried 1st May 2006 at the Bakwena Royal Cemetary in Molepolole.
      • Kgosi Jayson Sentebile Sechele
  • Kgosi Moithali Sechele Regent of the Bakwena 1986/1996, he died 1996.
  • Kgosi Kgosikwena Sebele, Regent of the Bakwena 1996/2002, he joined the tribal administration in 1979, retired January 2002.
  • Kgosi Boaname Kgari, Acting Deputy Chief of the Bakwena 2006/2007
  • Kgosikgolo Kgari III Bonewamang Sechele, Paramount Chief of the Bakwena (qv)

OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Mohumagadi Gagoumakwe Sechele
  • Leabilwe son of Sebele
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