Kanye — Former Ngwaketse South Member of Parliament and Mafhikana Ward Headman of Arbitration, Kgosi Dennis Mosielele has been laid to rest.
Kgosi Mosielele, who died on June 6 after battling ill-health for three years, was buried in Kanye on Friday.
In his commiseration message to the bereaved family, Kgosi Malope II of Bangwaketse said Kgosi Mosielele's demise was a huge loss not just to his family but to the nation at large.
He described Kgosi Mosielele as a distinguished man, who served the nation with honour, loyalty, humility and love.
He said the deceased served wholeheartedly and thanked his family for allowing their son to serve the nation in various capacities.
In a message relayed by the Southern District Council chairperson, Mr Thamiso Chabalala, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr Mabuse Pule said Kgosi Mosielele's legacy would remain embedded in the lives of Batswana forever.
Mr Pule's message noted that Kgosi Mosielele, who served as Ngwaketse South Member of Parliament from 1984 to 1986, was an incredible man who worked for the development of the country and economy.
For his part, Mr Chabalala recalled working with Kgosi Mosielele in October, 2014 when he was elected Councilor of Mafhikana ward.
He said that he started as a young boy and Kgosi had always encouraged him to stand firm and not let anyone intimidate or disrespect him.
Mr Chabalala said he still held on to Kgosi Mosielele's guidance messages, adding the nation had lost a great father and a compassionate leader.
A friend of the deceased, Mr Stephen Sorinyana described Kgosi Mosielele as a phenomenal friend.
He they were inseparable since they met in 1980 and they did a lot of things together including traversing the country.
He said Kgosi Mosielele became a member of parliament with the aim of producing great results for the nation, which he did as he left behind a legacy for the nation to tap into.
Mr Sorinyana said that Kgosi Mosielele was a prayer warrior, an intelligent, selfless and hard-working man.
He said that he assisted tremendously at King George now known as Segopotso Primary School with funding.
Kgosi Mosielele is survived by wife, Boithatelo, three children and nine grand-children.
Source : BOPA