Last Saturday all roads in Maun led to the Batawana Main Kgotla where the Matsaakgang regiment organised a huge birthday party for Paramount Chief Tawana Moremi, who was celebrating his 45th birthday.
Early in the day, Maun was treated to a well attended motorcade by both Batawana and foreigners residing in Maun.
Riding a white horse and accompanied by his mounted age regiment, Tawana led the motorcade as it snaked its way through Maun to the Main Kgotla.
The event evoked old memories of early 1995 when Tawana was endorsed as the Paramount Chief of Batawana tribe. The celebration was also used to revive the lost tradition of Batawana tribe as old men and women wore their traditional attire being ‘dijale for women and traditional suit for men’.
A variety of traditional foods, which included pounded beef (seswaa), samp (setampa) sorghum porridge (bogobe jwa mabele) and traditional beer, known better to Batawana as mberere, were available for the attendees. The people were also entertained to tunes by various artistes, including the likes of Johnny Mokhali and others legendary singers.
Addressing his audience, Chairman of Matsaakgang Botlhale Majatsie said his regiment offered to organise Tawana’s birthday party to remember and celebrate the day he was inaugurated as Paramount Chief and also honour the day he was given an age regiment named Matsaakgang.
Majatsie regretted that after that day in 1995, the regiment forgot their responsibilities as Mophato, which “is to protect and take care of their chief”. The regiment assured that the celebration will be an annual event that they hope to continue to improve as a tourist attraction.
Both Tawana‘s sister and mother (acting paramount chief Kealetile Moremi and Debbie Moremi) remembered Tawana in his youthful days as a young man who was calm and passionate about serving and doing good for others.
The mother to the king commended Matsaakgang for remembering their tradition and urged all Batawana tribe to work hard to protect their tradition.
For his part, Tawana saluted his age regiment and stated that the celebration had rekindled old memories when he was still a juvenile. Tawana explained that in his early days he was a keen sportsman who enjoyed playing football and softball. He added that most of his old friends in his constituency will always remember him as a boy who excelled in sports.
Tawana appreciated Matsaakgang for the love they continue to show towards him and wished them all prosperity.
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