Mogomela

Self-styled ‘King of Kings’, Emmanuel Mothoosele Mogomela II will be laid to rest on Saturday in Francistown.

The charismatic Mogomela who was popularly known for his comic claim to royal hedonism and interesting stories about his participation in World War II, passed on at the golden age of 88 last weekend.

While he was considered by some as a mentally challenged impressionist, Mogomela had endeared himself to most people, young and old.

He had over the years, become a ceremonial figure at most important events where he constantly appeared on his heavily decorated bicycle and clad in his military gear.

In October last year Mogomela was admitted at Nyangabwe Referral Hospital in Francistown after suffering a stroke.

But when The Voice visited him he was still at his element, keeping the hospital staff in stitches with his sense of humour.

Much more to the amusement of sympathisers, upon his release from hospital, he appeared more concerned about his penchant for war stories than his predicament.

“I fought in the Second World War. It was King George of Great Britain who appointed me King after the death of my father who was also a King and fought in the First World War,” he said defying an impaired speech.

“I’ve been given VIP medical attention in this hospital and doctors used the best medicine to ensure my speedy recovery. I thank them for giving me the respect as their king,” he added in his last interview with The Voice as he was wheeled home from the hospital.

The ‘King of Kings’ leaves behind his wife, 13 children, 29 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

May his soul rest in peace.

 

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Mesho

RIP King of kings

Etwiz Mogotsi

R.I.P king of kings…Cndolences to the family

jeffery wilson

God bless this King of Kings and may he eternally rest with our father

cain dipuo

RIP king Emmanuel Mogomela
Re ba ete lefaseng le

Tings

May you soul rest in peace King of Kings

Ingrid

Emmanuel Mothoosele Mogomela II may he rest in peace , I can picture the days when he used to pass by my work place called Car Quip the staff members,customers and my self would drop what ever we where doing to listen to his stories by the time he leaves we where all in stitches.He was a true king of kings.

Knowledge S. T. Basupi

Oh…God have mercy. I’ve known King of Kings way back when Hon. M. Ngwako was first sworn in as the National Assembly Speaker. The great man would never miss any memorial event, including the sworn in of our Presidents. We celebrate King of King’s remarkable life and the memories he shared with us during his lifetime. My heart goes out to him and his family at this difficult time. We would like to express our sincere condolences to his children, grand children & great grand children. We want to express our sympathy and let the family know that Batswana thoughts… Read more »

Kaizer Gazzah Gabasiane

May his soul rest in peace King Mogomela

Kaizer Gazzah Gabasiane

May his soul rest in peace King Mogomela

Johann Gosiame

I learned a lot about history of the Batswana from this honorable King more especially about the Hurutshe clan which both me and him hails from, a lot of people didn’t understand him as most people do not have patience, though he spoke with such speed that you had to be very attentive to grasp the verve of his autobiographies, he also had a type writer which he will pour all these chronicles from his finger tips. Mostly I envied the way he had named his intelligent sons from Kings/Chiefs/dignitaries of old from his clan. he knew his origins like… Read more »

Johann Gosiame

I learned a lot about history of the Batswana from this honorable King more especially about the Hurutshe clan which both me and him hails from, a lot of people didn’t understand him as most people do not have patience, though he spoke with such speed that you had to be very attentive to grasp the verve of his autobiographies, he also had a type writer which he will pour all these chronicles from his finger tips. Mostly I envied the way he had named his intelligent sons from Kings/Chiefs/dignitaries of old from his clan. he knew his origins like… Read more »

misani

rest in peace ntatearona

misani

rest in peace ntatearona

Dapane

rest in peace