LERUO MOLOTLEGI – THE MAN

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THE THIRD OF SIX SIB­LINGS, this very el­i­gi­ble bach­e­lor was born in Pho­keng in 1968, where he lives in a mod­est house that his peo­ple are happy to call a palace. That de­spite the fact that he con­trols an em­pire worth R25bn.

The 36th King of the Bafo­keng, Molotlegi be­came monarch af­ter the death of his two elder brothers in quick suc­ces­sion in 1999 and 2000.

He was ed­u­cated at Hil­ton Col­lege in KwaZulu-Na­tal, and grad­u­ated at the Univer­sity of Na­tal with a de­gree in ar­chi­tec­ture and ur­ban plan­ning.

The Kgosi is pres­i­dent of the Min­eral Rights As­so­ci­a­tion of In­dige­nous Peo­ple of South Africa and one of the prin­ci­pal ne­go­tia­tors in SA’s new min­ing leg­is­la­tion.

A ca­sual golfer, he’s a keen he­li­copter and fixed wing pilot and an hon­orary Colonel in the SA Air Force.

Kgosi and the Queen Mother

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