African Times - - News - Pictures: Le­bo­gang Mak­wela/Vis­ual Buzz SA

On a swel­ter­ing hot day at Mok­wak­waila Sta­dium out­side Tzaneen in Lim­popo, the Balobedu gath­ered to fi­nally cel­e­brate the restora­tion of their queen­ship sta­tus. In song and dance, they wel­comed queen elect Masalan­abo Mod­jadji VII (13), the first of­fi­cially recog­nised queen af­ter the end of apartheid in 1994. The Mod­jadji queen­ship is revered in his­tory through its rain mak­ing pow­ers.

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