Speech by President Nelson Mandela at the funeral of Kgosi Edward Patrick Lebone Molotlegi
"Please allow me, at the outset, to convey the heartfelt condolences of the South African nation to Kgosigadi Semane Molotlegi, her children, and other members of the Royal family and to the entire Bafokeng people. The Government and the people of South Africa share in your loss.
The esteem in which a community is held by other people, as well as its course and destiny, are influenced by the character of its leadership. In Kgosi Lebone Molotlegi, the Bafokeng people had one of the most brilliant and courageous leaders in the country."