- Her Royal Majesty, Queen-Mother Semane Bonolo Molotlegi of the Royal Bafokeng, has died
- Details surrounding the death of the Queen-Mother have not yet been made available to the public
- Tributes have been pouring in on social media as many shared stories about the work done by the Queen-Mother
Her Royal Majesty, Queen-Mother Semane Bonolo Molotlegi of the Royal Bafokeng, has passed away. It is currently unclear what caused the Queen-Mother's death. The Queen-Mother had six children.
She, unfortunately, lost her eldest two sons and her husband the late Kgosi Edward Patrick Lebone Molotlegi. Her third son, Leruo is presently the King. The Queen-Mother is also the aunt of Ian Khama, Botswana's former president.
The Queen-Mother was known for the amazing work she did as Queen and Queen-Mother. She was also an inspirational speaker who spoke at many national and international conferences.
According to eNCA, the Bafokeng tribe is regarded as the richest tribe on the continent. While International Women's Forum South Africa said that the Queen-Mother was a peace-loving person, who was known for settling disputes positively.
Below are just a few of the tributes posted after the news of the Queen-Mother's death broke:
"My deepest condolences goes out to the King himself Leruo Molotlegi and the Royal family in Phokeng and Botswana. For some odd reason, I feel like Mme Semane Bonolo Molotlegi left us way too early!!"
"RIP to the Queen mother of the Royal Bafokeng Nation, Dr. Semane Molotlegi."
Queen-Mother Semane Bonolo Molotlegi is not the first royal to have left us this year, Briefly.co.za recently reported on the death of AmaXhosa Queen Mother Nozamile Sigcawu. Family spokesperson, Prince Zolile Burns Ncamashe, said the Queen-Mother was being rushed to Frere Hospital in the Eastern Cape when she died.
The Queen-Mother was the mother of the late King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu. Ncamashe said further details regarding the Queen-Mother's passing will be publicly shared after customary protocols have been observed.
Although the details surrounding the Queen-Mother's death are currently scarce, many South Africans have made their way to social media to mourn her.
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