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KPD Maphalla – Poem by Life Mokone

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Dr Kgotso Maphalla has been named among this year’s National Order Recipients.

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday bestowed the order of Ikhamanga to Dr Maphalla.

The order is bestowed to South Africans who have excelled in the fields of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism and sport.

Maphalla is a multi-award-winning author who published more than 70 Sesotho literary works among others.

The prolific author Maphalla passed on in April this year at the age 66 after suffering a stroke.

His death has been described as a colossal loss in the literary fraternity. https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/dr-kpd-maphalla-to-be-bestowed-order-of-ikhamanga/

Here is the Poem:


It’s done.

Even in your demise, still you served

You served my brothers and sisters

Then they went

You served me and my friends

And we blend

You served our siblings

And now in your demise

You serve the nation that you loved

Robala ka Kgotso Kabelwamanong

Kajeno ho tlotlwa Kakapa

Wa hao mosebetsi oo phethile

Kajeno re banna re tiile 

Reja monakaladi wa kebolelwa

Hobane merithi oe theile

Ka boqhetseke leka kgotso

Dikakapa o diphehile

Ha maru a rwalellana

Makgwaba rea titimisa dikhohlo

Bafutsana re ikgantsha re lapile

Kabelwamanong tsoha o siile dihase

Tlou di fula naheng keho hloka badisa

BoMokone re bahale re heletsa difate

Pene ya Marumo ke silialia

Senkganang se nthola morwalo

Ha lesa nkgolwe botsang lebitla

Ha se Pinyane nthwena hetlang morao

Nalane e ngotswe ka kgapha tsaka

Robala Ikhamanga

Robala ka kgotso Baobab

Robala Kakaka hara Dikakapa

Setumo seo tshwanetse

Mohokare ore dumedisetse Moshoeshoe.

-Life Mokone

LIFE MOKONE
LIFE MOKONE

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