Dr. Silas Modiri Molema dies in Mafikeng


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Friday, 13 August 1965

Dr Seetsele Silas Modiri Molema, medical doctor, politician and historian, died in Mafeking at the age of 74. He was the eldest son of Silas Thelesho Molema, maternal uncle of Chief Montshioa of the Barolong boo Ratshidi. He was elected treasurer-general of the African National Congress and was served with banning orders by the government in 1953. He also served on the African Advisory Council, Joint Advisory Council, and the Constitutional Committee that set the Bechuanaland Protectorate on its road to independence as a Republic of Botswana.


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This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011