3 January 2018

Keorapetse ‘Bra Willie’ Kgositsile, RIP

South Africa’s National Poet Laureate, Keorapetse ‘Bra Willie’ Kgositsile, has died in Johannesburg. Kgositsile passed away at Milpark Hospital in Parktown. He was seventy-nine. Kgositsile was born in 1938 in Johannesburg, and attended Matibane High School. He began his writing career at the New Age, an anti-apartheid newspaper edited by political activist Ruth First, to which he contributed poetry and news reporting.


Keorapetse Kgositsile

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