baTAWANA (Tribe)

 
TITLE: Kgosikgolo  RELIGION:
STATE: Botswana DYNASTY: Masilo
   
PRESENT RULER: Kgosigadi Kealitile Moremi, Regent of the baTawana since 28th January 2004.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Rulers were...
  • Kgosikgolo TAWANA, Paramount Chief of the baTawana 1795/1820, son of Kgosikgolo Mathiba of the bamaNgwato, married and had issue. He died about 1820.
    • Kgosikgolo Moremi I (qv)
    • Kgosi Motswakhumo, living 1828.
    • Kgosi Mogalakwe (qv)
  • Kgosikgolo MOREMI I, Paramount Chief of the baTawana 1820/1828, married and had issue. He died 1828.
    • Kgosi Sedumedi (qv)
    • Kgosikgolo Letsholathebe I (qv)
    • Kgosi Meno (qv)
  • Kgosi SEDUMEDI, Acting Chief of the baTawana 1828/1840
  • Kgosi MOGALAKWE, Acting Chief of the baTawana 1840/1847
  • Kgosikgolo LETSHOLATHEBE I, Paramount Chief of the baTawana 1847/1874, born 1820, married Mphepheng (Second Wife), and had issue. He died 1874.
    • Kgosikgolo Moremi II (by Mphepheng)(qv)
    • Kgosi Sekgoma (qv)
    • Kgosi Sekgathole [Sekgoma-a-Letsholathebe] (qv)
    • Kgosi Monnamaburu (qv)
  • Kgosi MENO, Acting Chief of the baTawana 1875/1876, had issue.
    • Kgosi Dithapo (qv)
  • Kgosi DITHAPO, Acting Chief of the baTawana 1876 and 1890/1891, and had issue.
    • Kgosi Wetshootsile Dithapo, married and had issue.
      • Kgosi Makoko Dithapo
      • Kgosi Dibyolang (qv)
  • Kgosikgolo MOREMI II, Paramount Chief of the baTawana 1876/1890, born 1852 (1855) in Toteng, Bechuanaland, had issue. He died 4th November 1890 in Nakalechwe, Bechuanaland ( #1 ).
    • Kgosi Gaetsalwe (qv)
    • Kgosikgolo Mathiba [Mathiba-a-Moremi] (qv)
    • Kgsoi Moshuga Moremi
  • Kgosi SEKGOMA, Acting Chief of the baTawana 1891/1906, born 1870, died 1914.
  • Kgosi SEKGATHOLE, Acting Chief of the baTawana in 1906, married 2ndly (div.), Bitsang, niece of Kgosi Khama III of the bamaNgwato.
    • David Sekgathole (putative son)
  • Kgosi MATHIBA, Paramount Chief of the baTawana 1906/1932, born 1880 (1888), married 1914, and had issue. he died 1933.
    • Kgosikgolo Moremi III (qv)
    • Kgosi Motshlakgetse Moremi
  • Kgosi MONNAMABURU, Acting Chief of the baTawana 1932/1934
  • Kgosi DIBOLYANG, Acting Chief of the baTawana 1934/1936
  • Kgosi GAETSALWE, Acting Chief of the baTawana 1936/1937
  • Kgosikgolo MOREMI III, Paramount Chief of the baTawana 1937/1946, born 1915, married Kgosikgadi Elizabeth Pulane Seeco, and had issue. He died 1946.
    • Kgosikgolo Letsholathebe II (qv)
    • Kgosi Mathiba [Mathiba Moremi] (qv)
  • Kgosikgadi Elizabeth Pulane Seeco, Acting Chiefess of the baTawana 1947/1958, born 1912, married Kgosi Moremi III, and had issue.
  • Kgosi LETSHOLATHEBE II, Paramount Chief of the baTawana 1958/1981, born 1940, married Kgosikgadi Debbie of the Bakalaka, and had issue. He died 1981.
    • Kgosigadi Kealitile Moremi (qv)
    • Kgosikgolo Tawana II [Kgosi Tawana Moremi] (qv)
  • Kgosi MATHIBA, Acting Chief of the baTawana 1981/1995
  • Kgosikgolo TAWANA IIKgosikgolo TAWANA II, Paramount Chief of the baTawana 1995/2003, born c1970, resigned as Paramount Chief of the baTawana in August 2003, to follow a career in politics, married in January 2003 (div.), Goitseone [Tsitsi] Orapeleng from Mochudi, and has issue.
    • Leatile Tawana Moremi, born 2001.
  • Kgosigadi Kealitile Moremi, Regent of the baTawana (qv)
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1. Dictionary of South African Biography, W.J. de Kock then D.W. Kruger (Eds), Volumes 1 to 5, 1972, vol.III p.630