Media Statements

Condolences on the Passing on of the Queen Mother, Dr Semane Bonolo Molotlegi

The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) has learned with deep sadness about the passing of the Royal Bafokeng Queen Mother Dr Semane Bonolo Molotlegi.
Her Majesty Dr Semane Bonolo Molotjegi was married to the late Kgosi Edward Patrick Lebone Molotlegi and was the mother of Kgosi Leruo Molotjegi, the current Kgosi of the Royal Bafokeng. I extend my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the Bafokeng Royal Family on the passing of Queen Mother.
The Queen Mother leaves behind an admirable legacy of a Royal Family and traditional community that are well known for their active involvement in development. The Queen Mother was also involved in various community activities, including women empowerment and the promotion of health projects.
Our country has lost yet another great leader who served her community and the country with diligence and commitment.
May her departed soul rest in peace.
DR Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, MP
Minister of CoGTA