The North West Provincial Government wishes to confirm that following consultation between the Provincial Government and the Bafokeng Royal family on the funeral arrangements for Her Royal Majesty, Queen Mother of the Royal Bafokeng Nation, it has been agreed that the Queen Mother will not be accorded a Provincial Official Funeral status.
JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent his condolences to the Royal Bafokeng nation after the death of their Queen Mother Dr Semane Molotlegi.
North West Premier, Prof Tebogo Job Mokgoro, has received with sadness, news on the passing of Her Royal Majesty, Queen Mother of the Royal Bafokeng Nation, Mmemogolo Semane Bonolo Molotlegi, who is the mother to the current King Leruo Tshekedi Molotlegi.
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has expressed sadness at the passing of the Royal Bafokeng Queen Mother, Dr Semane Bonolo Molotlegi.
She is the mother of current King Leruo Tshekedi Molotlegi. The king served as chancellor at the North-West University (NWU) for two terms. A spokesperson for the university said for a number of years, the queen mother was responsible for annually providing two bursaries for postgraduate students in the Faculty of Education.
The death of the Royal Bafokeng Queen Mother, Dr Semane Bonolo Molotlegi, on 28 November has touched many hearts across the country.
Condolences Pour In For Queen Mother Of Royal Bafokeng Queen Mother, Dr Semane Bonolo Molotlegi.
The North West Health MEC Madoda Sambatha pays tribute to Her Royal Majesty, Queen Mother Semane Bonolo Molotlegi following her reported death this morning.
Today the Nelson Mandela Foundation joins many in mourning the passing of the Queen Mother Dr Semane Bonolo Molotlegi of the Royal Bafokeng Nation. We have lost another inspirational leader and friend of the Foundation. We send our condolences to her family, friends and to all who regarded her as their leader.
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The Royal Bafokeng Nation (RBN) is a traditional African community of approximately 150,000 people in the North West Province of South Africa, known for its platinum reserves.
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