Moshupa

Moshupa


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Description

Moshupa is a large village in the Southern District of Botswana with a population of 20016 per the 2011 census. The people of Moshupa are called the Bakgatla-ba-ga Mmanaana, a group also found in Thamaga. Along with the related Bakgatla-ba-ga Kgafela of Mochudi, they arrived to the region from the Transvaal region in South Africa throughout the eighteenth century. Moshupa is characterised by unique and gigantic mountain outcrops which often leave visitors in wonder. The giant rocks (some up to 40 metres in radius) are so balanced on top of each other that even the villagers themselves wonder why they do not fall. They are believed to fall only when the village chief is dying, as an omen. The chief (kgosi) of Moshupa is Kgosi Kgabosetso Mosielele. The chief currently serves in the Customary Court of appeal and his brother, Kgosi Oscar Mosielele is the current chief of the village on his behalf. As is customary in Botswana the salutation 'kgosi' is the title used before the chiefs name.GeographyThere are three seasonal rivers crossing Moshupa, the Mosope, Hatshelatladi(Gatsalatladi), and Monnaamme, and Kolwane further in the north. The Mosope River is legended as the host of a Kgwanyape (a dragon, called Bushi, Seriri, or Noga ya metsi). The villagers avoid crossing the Mosope River, particularly at night where the river joins the Phuting/Kgosing mountain for fear of the Kgwanyape. This place, called Lefikeng, or just 'hikeng' has a large rock outcrop curiously balanced upon the river banks with a perennial pond underneath it. Although villagers avoid this place, visitors venture there, especially white tourists or Peace Corps volunteers, giving rise to the local belief that the 'Kgwanyape' turns into a white lady and sunbathes during the day.

Places Nearby

Geographical Place

Hatsalatladi (periodiskt vattendrag i Botswana)

Geographical Place, Region

Home

Moshupa Mmaseetsele Ward
moshupa
Home

Landmark & Historical Place

Letlhakane Hills

Landmark & Historical Place, Mountain
Leropo Hill

Landmark & Historical Place
Chukukana

Landmark & Historical Place
Gammelesi Hills

Landmark & Historical Place
Lekgolobotlo

Landmark & Historical Place, City

Local Business

Mokuete, Dada Clinic, Ntsweng, Kanye

Local Business
Moga SPACE(moshupa)

Local Business
Moshupa,Nkaikela

Local Business
Moshupa Dam

Local Business
Ramoshengwane

River
Ditsobotlana

River

Mountain

Ngolo Hill

Mountain

Professional Service

CELL FIX
moshupa. botswana, 00267 Moshupa
Professional Service

Region

Lotlhakane West-Moshupa

Region, City, Indo Chinese Restaurant

River

Taueshele

River
Monyenane

River, Interest
Monnamme

River
Matlhotshana

River

Shopping & Retail

Tholo Holdings in Gabane
Gabane, Kweneng, Botswana
Shopping & Retail