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Kola
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Posted on Monday, June 13, 2005 - 03:43 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Queen Makobo VI of South Africa has died.

I knew her.

Queen Makobo VI

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Modjadji VI, the South African queen believed to make rain, has died in hospital aged 27, just two years after being crowned, her office said on Monday.
Descended from a line of rain queens dating back at least 200 years, Makobo Modjadji was the youngest ever to head southern Africa's only female dynasty ruling the Balobedu people in the country's northern Limpopo province.

Modjadji Royal Council chairman Kelly Modjadji said the queen died in hospital at the weekend but gave no further details, domestic news agency SAPA reported.

The Balobedu believe their women rulers communicate with the gods and possess rain making powers passed from queen to queen.

"She is an agent of god and the gods are our supreme rulers and her rain charms work in conjunction with their will, a will she cannot override," royal spokesman Mathole Motshega told Reuters in 2003. He was not immediately available for comment.

The queen was a fan of popular television soap operas and walked around with her cellphone glued to her ear in a move analysts said bridged the gap between tradition and modernity.

She was the first rain queen to have had a formal education, having completed high school.

Makobo Modjadji succeeded her grandmother Mokope Modjadji V in 2003 and was crowned in light drizzle, seen by some of her older subjects as proof of her powers. In line with Balobedu custom, she was not married.

South Africa recognizes traditional customs like that of the Balobedu, but tribal rulers have limited influence. The queen governed more than eight chiefs and 300 headsmen.

Nineteenth century British author Sir H. Rider Haggard made the rain queen famous outside Africa in his adventure novels "King Solomon's Mines" and "She."

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Kola
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Posted on Monday, June 13, 2005 - 03:48 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

She was a hilarious woman, although because of "language", I could not engage her as fully I wanted to.

But she was very traditional and gracious and I loved her religion.

God bless the Rain Daughter.

tulat:

"and these were the two...when rain was new"

REST Maa Maa.

tima usrah


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Abm
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Posted on Monday, June 13, 2005 - 03:52 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Kola,

I'm sorry to see your friend Modjadji has passed on. She was so YOUNG.

Let us pray whatever GOD she worships welcomes her with open arms and a warm smile.
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Kola
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Posted on Monday, June 13, 2005 - 03:56 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ABM, thank you so much for caring.

She was very sweet person and you would have really be amused by her.

Don't let the solemn face fool you. She was an IDIOT!


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Kola
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Posted on Monday, June 13, 2005 - 03:57 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And although I never tasted her food, I hear she was a STUPENDOUS COOK!

Nelson Mandela even raved about her cooking!


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Posted on Monday, June 13, 2005 - 04:27 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Kola, I just saw this on t.v. I'm very sorry.

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Posted on Monday, June 13, 2005 - 05:59 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry to hear this Kola.
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Posted on Monday, June 13, 2005 - 07:01 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rest in peace, your majesty.

(how did she die btw?)
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Libralind2
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Posted on Monday, June 13, 2005 - 09:18 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh this is sad..I am also sorry to hear Kola
LiLi
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Abm
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Posted on Saturday, June 18, 2005 - 08:03 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chris,

Scanning Vibe/Source/XXL magazines (which have more glossy pictures and advertisements than text articles) and video game packaging don't count as reading.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 02, 2005 - 03:44 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am so sorry to hear of Her Majesty's death. We took inspiration by her life; there is no comfort in her death at such a young age. May she rest in peace. As I am in England, I do not know who the next Rain Queen of our people will be. Can any readers please enlighten me? -- Marcus

marcuscato23@yahoo.co.uk
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Posted on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 07:40 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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