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.