Hierarchy of the Bapedi people

Marota Tribe
The King as Head of Marota tribe is the King of Bapedi Nation and thus reigns over the entire Bapedi nation and over all magoši in the Kingdom of Sekhukhuneland. The kingdom of Sekhukhuneland extends and comprises of various tribes and cultures with different dialects. His Majesty is the custodian of Bapedi culture, custom, tradition, and the land.

The Bapedi produced many leaders in the liberation movement in the ANC and Azapo like Dr John Nkadimeng, the first general secretary of the federation trade of unions formed in exile in Lusaka, who also became the ambassador in Cuba.

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